prodromal phase

prodromal phase

a clear deterioration in function before the active phase of a mental disturbance. It is not caused by a disorder in mood or a psychoactive substance and includes some residual phase symptoms.
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His research looks at the pre-onset or prodromal phase of psychotic disorders, with a particular interest in integrative models across phenomenological, clinical, neurocognitive and neurobiological domains.
A systematic review of inhalation anthrax cases showed improved survival if antimicrobial drugs were initiated during the prodromal rather than fulminant phase of illness: 75% of patients who survived and 10% of those who died were administered antimicrobial drugs in the prodromal phase (9).
For most, RBD "represents the prodromal phase of a Lewy body disorder .
Features associated with the latter stages of the prodromal phase, and prior to receiving a diagnosis of EOS, may include social phobia, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and academic decline as well as poor sleeping patterns and a loss of interest in eating.
Vomiting is normally preceded by a prodromal phase.
Beginning with an overview of schizophrenia, topics discussed include a review of the basic science underlying the condition, prodromal phase and first-episode schizophrenia, clinical assessment, cognition and schizophrenia, comorbidity, substance abuse disorders and schizophrenia, pharmacological treatment, treatment resistant schizophrenia, psychological interventions, family issues, and remission in schizophrenia.
Evidence endorses a clinical-staging model in which subjects at elevated risk of developing mental disorders are treated with safer interventions (such as omega-3 fatty acids, family focused therapy) in the prodromal phase, followed by pharmacological agents with their potential adverse effects.
b) A history of a prodromal phase consisting of malaise and fever
Maximal shedding of HAV in the faeces occurs late in the prodromal phase prior to the onset of symptoms, which provides an opportunity for person-to-person spread and environmental contamination.
In acute symptomatic hepatitis, the rise in transaminase activity begins in the prodromal phase, preceding the onset of jaundice (6).
The prodromal phase involves several weeks of nonspecific malaise, fever, and headache.