Researchers in Brazil find, in a meta-analysis, that only 30% of youth deemed to be of ultra high risk of psychosis do in fact become psychotic, with 30% recovering. While a high level of positive symptoms and low social functioning was predictive of psychosis, high social functioning and low negative symptoms were predictive of recovery. Use of antipsychotics, at the level of multivariate analysis, was not predictive of outcome.
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