Introduction to the Special Section on Clinical High Risk for Mental Illness: Transdiagnostic Framework, Detection Strategies, Assessment, Treatment and Outcome


  • Tommaso Boldrini | Department of Developmental and Socialization Psychology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.
  • Marco Solmi Neurosciences Department, University of Padua; Neuroscience Center, University Hospital of Padua, Psychiatry Unit, Padua, Italy; Early Psychosis: Interventions and Clinical Detection Lab, Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, United Kingdom.


Historically, the idea of preventing severe mental disorders by intervening in their prodromal stages was first introduced by the psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan. Sullivan (1994) claimed that schizophrenia was the result of maladaptive relationships and experiences, rather than hereditary or biological factors and, as such, could be prevented. (...)



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Psychosis, schizophrenia, psychosis risk, clinical high risk, early detection and prevention
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Boldrini, T., & Solmi, M. (2020). Introduction to the Special Section on Clinical High Risk for Mental Illness: Transdiagnostic Framework, Detection Strategies, Assessment, Treatment and Outcome. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 23(1).