Social dysfunction predicts two years clinical outcome in people at ultra high risk for psychosis

P. Fusar-Poli*, Enda M. Byrne, L. Valmaggia, Fern Day, Paul Tabraham, L. C. Johns, P. K. McGuire

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The experience of a first psychotic episode is associated with a marked impairment in psychosocial functioning. However, the decline may be already evident in the pre-psychotic phases and play a significant role in the etiopathology of the disease onset. A sample of subjects at ultra high clinical risk for psychosis ("At Risk Mental State", ARMS, n=152) was compared with a demographically-matched general population (n=98,072) on different measures of psychosocial functioning. The proportion of subjects with an ARMS living in communal establishments or living at home with their parents was significantly higher than that of the local population (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-301
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


  • Psychosis
  • Social functioning
  • ARMS
  • Early intervention
  • Employment
  • Prodromal phase

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