Dutch Prediction of Psychosis Study
The Dutch Prediction of Psychosis Study (DUPS) is a prospective study of predictors of the transition to psychosis in help-seeking adolescents at high risk for developing a first psychotic episode. The aim of the project is supplemented by a systematic account of the pathways to care, the disabilities and needs and the therapeutic interventions that are currently used in this population.
Multi-level assessment includes behavioral and cognitive variables as well as structural brain imaging and neurophysiological data. Subjects will be followed up at regular intervals during (at least) two years to monitor the development of their (psychotic) symptoms. This will allow us to analyze the predictive validity of the variables.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
|Official Title:||Dutch Prediction of Psychosis Study|
|Study Start Date:||June 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2008|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00188981
|University Medical Center Utrecht, department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|Principal Investigator:||Patricia Schothorst, PhD||University Medical Center Utrecht, department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|Principal Investigator:||Herman van Engeland, Professor||University Medical Center Utrecht, department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|