Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome Was Not Actually Removed from DSM-5

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What’s in a name? That which we call a diagnosis by any other name would be just as codable.

Those following the DSM-5 controversies will remember the infamous “Psychosis Risk Syndrome,” considered to be the most dangerous proposal for the new diagnostic manual. The idea behind the “disorder” category was to capture subthreshold psychotic symptoms before they develop into a full psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. The problem? A false positive rate of 60-90 percent. The vast majority of people diagnosed would never go on to develop a full psychotic disorder.