Research from the University of Maryland finds that “Although ‘psychosis-like experiences’ (PLEs) may reflect elevated risk for onset of serious mental illness,” further examination shows that inclusion of a distress scale in screening is more effective in identifying clinical high risk of psychosis. PLEs that are described as neutral of positive, the paper concludes, “do not appear to be relevant for clinical high-risk screening.” The paper appear in Schizophrenia Research.
Kline, E., Thompson, E., Bussell, K., Pitts, S.; Psychosis-like experiences and distress among adolescents using mental health services. Schizophrenia Research. Online January 8, 2014.