IU Psychotic Disorders Program
Prodromal schizophrenia research is now an international movement, but any discussion of this field must acknowledge the seminal contributions of our Australian colleagues, Patrick McGorry and Allison Yung . McGorry and Yung catalyzed this field in the mid-1990s by proposing the first objective criteria that described the at-risk mental state in prospective terms. Since then, McGorry and Yung have pioneered a variety of assessment, treatment, and service delivery mechanisms for persons in the earliest stages of psychotic illness.
Their work has excited tremendous interest world-wide. What started as a single research program in Australia has become an international movement, with at least 35 prodromal research centers distributed across five continents.
In the News
Exciting news: Nikki will be presenting a poster at the 9th Annual International Conference on Early Psychosis in Tokyo, Japan! Her poster presentation will feature, "The Prize is Right: A low-cost incentive intervention for first episode psychosis patient". The IEPA Conference will take place November 17-19 in Tokyo, Japan! Congratulations!
NAMI is working with Geared for Good to promote and raise awareness and funds for Miles for Mental Health. Simply log in exercise miles to help NAMI reach their goal of 100,000 miles and $100,000. Miles for Mental Health will run from May 15- October 15. Join individually or as a team to start raising awareness for Mental Health!
CNN's Anderson Cooper did a segment on what it's like to live with Schizophrenia, where he did a simulation involving hearing voices. Just another way to raise awareness for those living with Schizophrenia everyday.
Dr. Mike Francis and Dr. Jen Vohs received NARSAD Young Investigator Grant award letters! The two-year grant project period will be January 15, 2014 - January 14, 2016.
- Dr. Vohs's Grant Title: An Integrated Metacognitive Approach to Improve Insight and Outcomes in Early Psychosis
- Dr. Francis's Grant Title: Cortical Activation and Cognitive Performance During Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in First Episode Psychosis: A Pilot Study
NAMI promoted MTV's documentary show, True Life, which exposes the lives of young adults coming from a variety of backgrounds.