Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP)

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Stephan Taylor, M.D. (Director) Ivy F. Tso, Ph.D. Laura Stchur, M.S.W. (Clinical research coordinator) Welcome to the Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP) at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry. This is a consultation clinic for adolescents and young adults (14 to 25 years old) who may be showing early (prodromal) signs of schizophrenia, as there is evidence that early identification of this illness can improve treatment outcomes and even prevent disease progression. Our team of specialists provides evaluations, which consist of a comprehensive consultation and referrals for ongoing treatment to other providers as appropriate. Follow-up in the Department of Psychiatry clinic may be available. The clinic also evaluates patients for research protocols, which may include administration of the Structured Interview for Prodromal Symptoms (SIPS), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies, and neuropsychological testing.