Community DUP Assessment Tool for Psychotic Disorders

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Imaging Research Center, Sacramento, CA
Psychotic Disorders+2 More
Community DUP Assessment Tool - DiagnosticTest
< 65
All Sexes
Eligible conditions

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a network of clinics can collect data on people with early psychosis.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Psychotic Disorders
  • First Episode Psychosis (FEP)

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Psychotic Disorders

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Community DUP Assessment Tool will improve 9 primary outcomes and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Psychotic Disorders. Measurement will happen over the course of end of study, maximum of 5 years.

Year 5
Colorado Symptom Index (CSI) - Symptom severity
DUP Tool convergent validity
DUP Tool feasibility and Acceptability
DUP Tool predictive validity - Functioning
DUP Tool predictive validity - Quality of Life
DUP tool reliability
Provider level factors
Provider use of data in care
Provider use of mHealth app
Satisfaction with care

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Psychotic Disorders

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

DUP Evaluation
1 of 2
EPI-CAL mHealth data network
1 of 2
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 1329 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Community DUP Assessment Tool is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

DUP Evaluation
A subset of individuals will participate in interviews to validate a tool to determine the duration of untreated psychosis in community settings
EPI-CAL mHealth data network
This arm of the study involves the use of the mobile health technology ("app") to measure outcomes within an early psychosis (EP) program.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: end of study, maximum of 5 years
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly end of study, maximum of 5 years for reporting.

Closest Location

Imaging Research Center - Sacramento, CA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 65 and younger. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
People aged between 12 and 30 who have experienced an affective (bipolar or major depression with psychotic features) or non-affective psychotic disorder (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, schizophreniform, brief psychotic, other specified or unspecified schizophrenia spectrum disorders) within the past 5 years and are receiving early psychosis services at one of the study sites. show original
People providing care for early psychosis at one of the study sites. show original
Other people who are involved in the study sites, including the people who run the EP program and the county administrators, as well as state representatives and local community groups, researchers, and other experts who are knowledgeable about the subject matter. show original
We are looking for individuals who are 12-30 years old and have no history of psychosis, but who have developed symptoms that are similar to those seen in people who are at risk for developing psychosis show original
Family members/support persons, over age 18, of the participating FEP (or CHR) individuals are receiving early psychosis services at one of the study sites

Patient Q&A Section

What are the signs of mental disorders?

"There may be difficulty concentrating, sleeping problems and sadness. There may be other signs of mental disorders that are not recognised as being associated with mental disorders, for example, difficulty making friends, having trouble concentrating and forgetting things. The most noticeable symptoms in a mental disorder are the symptoms which affect the most functioning aspects of a person's life, and the symptoms experienced more often than those who do not have a mental disorder.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get mental disorders a year in the United States?

"Approximately 2.5 million Americans are admitted to a hospital every year, and 1.2 million of these see one or more hospitalizations. About 1 in 45 Americans suffers from a psychiatric illness each year. For comparison, approximately 25% of the male and 6% of the female American population suffers from a mental disorder in a given year." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes mental disorders?

"Mental disorders are likely to be caused by a combination of factors including genetics, damage to the nervous system by viruses, and the effects of hormones, such as the neurosteroids in childhood and the stress of early puberty.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for mental disorders?

"It is essential that the mental health professionals of each case must be aware of the different treatment approaches, so that they do not fail to diagnose or treat patients when such different approaches should not be taken." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is mental disorders?

"The term'mental disorders' is too narrow and not inclusive enough. We recommend a more inclusive, more global approach in the field. For example, mental disorders are a part of general medicine and need to be treated from a holistic perspective. We need to start with a more comprehensive view of the mental and physical health of the affected and care personnel and then move on from there for the next step. We emphasize the urgent need for a global consensus in our field. The term'mental disorders' has to give way to terms like'mental illness' and'mental illnesses'." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can mental disorders be cured?

"The presence of an underlying mental disorder does not seem to affect the long-term prognosis of schizophrenia. However, major depression appears to improve survival of long-term patients, whereas substance abuse causes an increased risk of mortality from suicide or drug overdose." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does mental disorders run in families?

"Mental disorder is prevalent among the family members of patients with mental health disorders and vice versa, suggesting an important biological factor. Additional research into the genetic etiology of mental disorders is important; however, the current results highlight the potential value of family-level assessment and interventions in identifying individuals at risk for mental disorders, potentially leading to a more individualized treatment paradigm." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets mental disorders?

"In a recent study, findings revealed that the average age of first onset of depressive disorders is 24.5, and for first onset of obsessive compulsive disorders is 26.2. The age of onset of first onset of anxiety disorders is 27.6 for men and 25.3 for women." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the primary cause of mental disorders?

"The causal factors listed above are the result of studying specific subgroups, that they should not be called primary causes, since the problem of causality is a complex one; and that the causality-factor analysis is not yet perfect (a single factor is never the whole cause, and there is usually an infinite number of causes).\n\n- List of psychiatric drugs\n\n- Drugs." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How does community dup assessment tool work?

"Given the limitations of the available studies (a small number of studies and a limited number of instruments), the data from these studies imply that the DAT does not work very well. The conclusions from this review highlight the need for further research that focuses on more rigorous research design." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Who should consider clinical trials for mental disorders?

"Clinicians in Canada who want to trial medications for patients have the choice of two types of clinical trials to take part in, but should also consider the opportunity to take part in a research trial. Since clinicians often rely on available knowledge and opinions about the benefits of taking part in clinical research to make treatment decisions, they should strive to get good news reports about promising treatments for patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been other clinical trials involving community dup assessment tool?

"Results from a recent clinical trial of this study show the potential of the CDAT in the clinical management of patients with mental disorders. The CDAT can provide an accurate guide to a professional to know which treatment to provide, with or without a specific type of medication in combination with community management. The CDAT is not only useful to the clinician but equally important to the patient and his / her family for self-esteem, and acceptance with their mental disorder and their own personality. The CDAT can increase awareness, confidence, and willingness of the patients to receive treatment, thus improving the quality of care provided to them and therefore reduce the incidence of relapse, reduce hospital admissions for medical treatment, and/or reduce the cost of treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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