Early Alerts for Schizophrenia

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When people are diagnosed with schizophrenia, it’s usually after they experience a psychotic break. But the disease starts before that -- maybe long before. Now, there’s a promising new treatment that seeks to prevent a psychotic symptoms like hearing voices and delusional thinking, by identifying young people at risk of developing the disease and treating them preventatively.

Credits

Guest:
Carrie Bearden - Researcher at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at UCLA. She works with teenagers and young adults with early signs of schizophrenia

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott