Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP)
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.
Please consider this clinic if you or someone you care about has any of the following symptoms:
- Perceptual disturbances
Felt distressed because they are seeing unusual things (like flashes or flames, or things appearing brighter or duller than normal) or hearing unusual sounds (like banging or clicking, or distant sounds seem louder than is normal);
Felt distressed by the feeling that people are watching/talking about them or that they are feeling mistrustful/suspicious;
- Imagination/reality distortion
Felt distressed because of the confusion about whether something they experienced was real or imaginary.
To schedule an initial appointment:
Depression Center & Ambulatory Psychiatry