Early Detection and Intervention for Women At-risk of Psychosis

  • End date
    Aug 30, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    The University of Hong Kong
Updated on 28 February 2022


This study aims to examine the effectiveness of the cognitive behavioral therapy in preventing the conversion of psychosis in a sample of individuals at-risk for psychosis.


Eligible subjects with informed consent provided will be randomly assigned to the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) group or psychoeducation group. Each group consists of 8 session spanning for 8 week.

Condition Prodromal Schizophrenia
Treatment Psychoeducation, CBT
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03751865
SponsorThe University of Hong Kong
Last Modified on28 February 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

women of age 18-64
at-risk mental state as defined by the Comprehensive Assessment of At-Risk Mental States (CAARMS)
with an informed consent
able to understand Cantonese and read/write Chinese

Exclusion Criteria

those mental conditions that requires other treatment priorities (e.g., suicidal risk, substance abuse, current or past episodes of psychotic disorder, personality disorders)
those medical conditions that severely limits participation, comprehension, or adherence to the treatment (e.g., epilepsy, dementia, terminal medical illness)
those who are receiving structured psychotherapy or counselling
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