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Predicting Psychotic Disorders in Teens

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Predicting Psychotic Disorders in Teens

Children's Health

Predicting Psychotic Disorders in Teens

Predicting Psychotic Disorders in Teens

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Researchers say that by examining a teenager's specific combination of risk factors, it is possible to predict — with 65 to 80 percent accuracy — whether that teen will be merely "at risk" for a disorder, or whether he or she will develop a full-blown psychotic disorder.

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Tyrone Cannon, professor of psychology, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and director of the Staglin Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of California Los Angeles