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Neurocognitive Growth Charts and Psychosis

Neurocognitive Growth Charts and Psychosis Opinion EDITORIAL Is the Relationship Predictive? Tyrone D. Cannon, PhD 1 1 In this issue of JAMA Psychiatry, Gur et al evaluated differ- Do the results of the Gur et al study indicate that neuro- ences in age-related neurocognitive test performance and cognitive deficits precede psychosis or show a progressively psychosis symptoms in the context of a large population- deviant trajectory from normal development? Because this is based cohort. The rationale a cross-sectional study and there is no information (yet) on lon- for this study grew out of ger-term outcome, there is no ability of the current results to Related article page 366 observations that psychotic comment on the prediction of psychosis nor do the authors symptoms are relatively make this claim. Criteria for inclusion in the PS group in- common in the general population and that individuals cluded both subthreshold and threshold-level psychotic symp- who have had a recent emergence of psychoticlike symp- toms; it is not clear whether the same pattern of results would toms, but of subpsychotic intensity, are at increased risk for be observed when limiting observation to those with sub- progressing to full psychosis within a few years of threshold symptoms or to those http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

Neurocognitive Growth Charts and Psychosis

JAMA Psychiatry , Volume 71 (4) – Apr 1, 2014

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-622X
eISSN
2168-6238
DOI
10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.4640
pmid
24499862
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Abstract

Opinion EDITORIAL Is the Relationship Predictive? Tyrone D. Cannon, PhD 1 1 In this issue of JAMA Psychiatry, Gur et al evaluated differ- Do the results of the Gur et al study indicate that neuro- ences in age-related neurocognitive test performance and cognitive deficits precede psychosis or show a progressively psychosis symptoms in the context of a large population- deviant trajectory from normal development? Because this is based cohort. The rationale a cross-sectional study and there is no information (yet) on lon- for this study grew out of ger-term outcome, there is no ability of the current results to Related article page 366 observations that psychotic comment on the prediction of psychosis nor do the authors symptoms are relatively make this claim. Criteria for inclusion in the PS group in- common in the general population and that individuals cluded both subthreshold and threshold-level psychotic symp- who have had a recent emergence of psychoticlike symp- toms; it is not clear whether the same pattern of results would toms, but of subpsychotic intensity, are at increased risk for be observed when limiting observation to those with sub- progressing to full psychosis within a few years of threshold symptoms or to those

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JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 2014

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