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Your Psychosis Test score was

Possible Risk for Psychosis

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Each time you answered “Yes”, you also answered a distress question which is scored as following:

Strongly Disagree =1, Disagree =2, Neutral=3, Agree=4, Strongly Agree=5

Item scores are summed, with a possible range of scores from 0 – 105.

Interpreting Your Score

People who score 24 or more on the distress questions may be at heightened risk for developing psychosis. Sometimes these experiences are part of another mental health issue, such as depression or anxiety. This means you should have further assessment from a mental health professional (preferably one with knowledge of prodrome or early psychosis) to explore what might be going on.

Source

Prodromal Questionnaire – Brief Version: Loewy, Rachel L., et al. “Psychosis risk screening with the Prodromal Questionnaire—brief version (PQ-B).” Schizophrenia research 129.1 (2011): 42-46.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0920996411001770
Visit this link for more information on the Sensitive and Specificity of the PQ-B

Your Answers

Do familiar surroundings sometimes seem strange, confusing, threatening or unreal to you?
No (0)
Have you heard unusual sounds like banging, clicking, hissing, clapping or ringing in your ears?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q2):
Neutral (3)
Do things that you see appear different from the way they usually do?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q3):
Neutral (3)
Have you had experiences with telepathy, psychic forces, or fortune telling?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q4):
Disagree (2)
Have you felt that you are not in control of your own ideas or thoughts?
No (0)
Do you have difficulty getting your point across, because you ramble or go off the track a lot when you talk?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q6):
Neutral (3)
Do you have strong feelings or beliefs about being unusually gifted or talented in some way?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q7):
Strongly disagree (1)
Do you feel that other people are watching you or talking about you?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q8):
Strongly agree (5)
Do you sometimes get strange feelings on or just beneath your skin, like bugs crawling?
No (0)
Do you sometimes feel suddenly distracted by distant sounds that you are not normally aware of?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q10):
Neutral (3)
Have you had the sense that some person or force is around you, although you couldn’t see anyone?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q11):
Agree (4)
Do you worry at times that something may be wrong with your mind?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q12):
Neutral (3)
Have you ever felt that you don't exist, the world does not exist, or that you are dead?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q13):
Strongly agree (5)
Have you been confused at times whether something you experienced was real or imaginary?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q14):
Neutral (3)
Do you hold beliefs that other people would find unusual or bizarre?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q15):
Neutral (3)
Do you feel that parts of your body have changed in some way, or that parts of your body are working differently?
No (0)
Are your thoughts sometimes so strong that you can almost hear them?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q17):
Neutral (3)
Do you find yourself feeling mistrustful or suspicious of other people?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q18):
Agree (4)
Have you seen unusual things like flashes, flames, blinding light, or geometric figures?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q19):
Neutral (3)
Have you seen things that other people can't see or don't seem to see?
No (0)
Do people sometimes find it hard to understand what you are saying?
Yes (1)
If YES: When this happens, I feel frightened, concerned, or it causes problems for me (Q21):
Neutral (3)

Your results indicate that you are experiencing some signs of psychosis.

Based on your answers, you may have been feeling like your eyes, ears, or brain has been playing tricks on you.  These experiences may be causing difficulty in school, with relationships, in your family, and/or with everyday activities.

The best thing to do is get information and reach out to someone and get help.

Psychosis include changes in perception, sight, sounds, and thoughts that are different from others experience.  When these changes occur during a young age and people recognize that they aren’t supposed to have these experiences, this period can be the early signs of a developing illness (called prodrome).  When someone loses insight (they do not know the difference between what is real versus not real) this can be a sign of the onset of an illness, like Schizophrenia.

These results do not mean that you have a mental illness.  But, if you haven’t already done so, now is great time to start a conversation with your support system: a parent, mentor, or someone you trust about how you are doing.  Finding the right help and working with people who can support you can help you feel and do better again.

This screen is not meant to be a diagnosis.  Having the early warning signs of psychosis (prodrome) is different from having a diagnosable psychotic disorder.  In addition, psychosis can be caused by other factors, like stress, lack of sleep, recent life changes (starting a new school or changing homes), trauma, a recent loss in the family, drug use, health problems, changes in hormones, or a head injury.  Only a trained professional, such as a doctor or a mental health provider, can help you and your family figure that out. It is highly recommended that since you scored At Risk on this screening, you should get assessed by a psychiatrist or mental health professional – preferably using the Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndrome (SIPS).  Printing or emailing the results of this screening and showing them to someone you trust can help start the conversation.

Next Steps

Information on Psychosis