McGorry surprises critics over DSM-5

Psychiatry’s pin-up professor for early intervention in psychosis has surprised his critics by saying he does not want pre-psychosis listed in the upcoming DSM-5 as a disorder but as a “work in progress”.

Professor Patrick McGorry, founder of the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Clinics (EPPIC) being rolled out across the country, said he feared that creating a category for patients at ‘ultra-high risk’ of psychosis would lead to overmedication.

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