Pre-teen symptoms predict adult psychosis

The study, which followed around 1000 children from birth to age 38, showed those with psychotic symptoms at age 11 had a sevenfold higher risk of developing schizophrenia as adults, a threefold higher risk of PTSD and almost a fourfold higher risk of attempted or completed suicide.

However, while substantial proportions of children with psychotic symptoms at age 11 go on to develop persistent anxiety, depression and substance dependency, the early psychotic symptoms did not significantly elevate the risk of developing these conditions as adults.

Psychol Med 2013; 43:2077-86

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