Hutton et al surveyed the prevalence of risk factors for violence in a person at ultra-high risk for psychosis. These may be able to identify a person who should be targeted for intervention. The authors are from Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation.

Patient selection: ultra-high risk for psychosis


Risk factors for future violence:

(1) history of convictions for violence

(2) other history of violent behavior

(3) violent ideation

(4) suspiciousness and/or jealousy

(5) alcohol or substance misuse

(6) irritability or anger

(7) expressions of concern from others


Factors that may reduce risk:

(1) engagement with treatment

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