PRIME: Early Psychosis Research Program
This program was established to better understand the causes, course and treatment of “Clinical High Risk Symptoms”. These symptoms include changes in thinking, mood and perception.
To find out if you might be eligible to participate in one
of our studies, please complete this questionnaire:
People experiencing the following symptoms may be at increased risk for developing an illness like psychosis:
- Confusion about what is real or imaginary.
- Frequent déjà vu.
- Wondering if people can read minds, hear thoughts.
- Mystical/philosophical/religious ideas.
- The familiar feels strange, confusing, threatening, or has special meaning.
- It seems that the mind/eyes/ears are playing tricks or are misperceiving reality (for example mistaking a dog barking for someone calling out a name).
- Changes in perceptual sensitivity–heightened or dulled.
- Unexpected perceptual changes, noises, lights, shadows, geometrical designs, and whispers or hearing one’s name called.
- Increased sensitivity to smells and tastes.
- Notions of being watched, singled out, talked about, or plotted against, even if unsure whether it is true.
- Confused or muddled thinking.
- Using the wrong words, talking about things irrelevant to context of conversations, or going off track.
- Difficulty paying attention or remembering simple things.
- Notions of being especially important, talented, gifted, powerful, or superior to others.
- Decreased interest in spending time or talking with friends or family.
- Less interested in everyday activities or hobbies.
- Prefer to be alone.