Patients with an increased risk of developing a first psychotic episode: two cases
Patients with an ‘at risk mental state’ (arms) run an increased risk of developing a psychosis within the near future. Patients with an arms can be divided into three groups: those with genetic predisposition to schizophrenia and displaying decreased social functioning, those with attenuated psychotic symptoms and those with brief limited and intermittent psychotic symptoms (blips). Patients with an arms are often suffering from comorbid anxiety and depressive symptoms. Our study focuses on two patients with an arms.