High Risk Evaluation Clinic (HiREC)
Stephan Taylor, M.D. (Director)
Liwei L. Hua, M.D., Ph.D. (Child Psychiatrist)
Welcome to the High Risk Evaluation Clinic (HiREC) at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Section. This is a consultation clinic for adolescents and young adults (14 to 24 years old) who may be showing early (prodromal) signs of schizophrenia, as there is evidence that suggests that early identification of this illness can improve outcomes and even prevent disease progression.
Faculty psychiatrists provide clinical consultations (Dr. Taylor for adult patients and Dr. Hua for adolescent patients). 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. Evaluations consist of a comprehensive consultation, and referrals for ongoing treatment will be made to other providers as appropriate.
Please consider this clinic if your child/patient has: unusual thoughts, ideas of reference, suspiciousness, deterioration in function, unexplained fearfulness, possible hallucinations (auditory, visual), or the feeling that “something’s not right” (symptoms of prodromal psychosis).
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Ambulatory Psychiatry Services
Rachel Upjohn Building, East Medical Campus
4250 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109