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J Rural Community Psychiatr. 2014 Jul-Dec;1(2):88-90.

'White handkerchief': a patient of attenuated psychosis syndrome.

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1
Post Graduate Trainee, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India.
2
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India.
3
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India.
4
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India.
5
Senior Lecturer of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India.
6
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Tezpur Medical College Hospital, Tezpur, Assam, India

Abstract

The case history of a patient with attenuated psychosis syndrome is discussed under the backdrop of controversies. On one hand, there is apprehension regarding diagnostic validity, associated stigma, unnecessary treatment, and ethical dilemmas. On the other hand, there is possibility of primary prevention.

KEYWORDS:

Mental Disorders; Primary Prevention; Prodrome; Schizophrenia

PMID:
31218246
PMCID:
PMC6583808

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