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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The authors noted, "The prodromal phase of BD remains incompletely characterized, limiting early detection of BD and delaying interventions that might limit future morbidity.
Maximum communicability occurs from onset of prodromal phase through the first 3-4 days of rash, he added.
The prodromal phase typically lasts for 2 to 3 weeks.
From prodromal phase to the development of psychosis is characterized by "ultrahigh risk symptoms" which is characterized by attenuated positive psychotic symptoms or Brief Limited Intermittent Psychotic Symptoms or Trait and State Risk factors.
Clinical presentation usually progresses from a prodromal phase (headache, fever, cough) to psychiatric symptoms (anxiety, insomnia, mania, delusions) to decreased responsiveness (agitation, mutism, seizures) and finally to dyskinesia and autonomic features (Ryan et al.
EMIF will focus on two specific research objectives in order to guide the development of the Information Framework: identification and evaluation of biomarkers i) of the risk for metabolic complications in obesity; ii) of Alzheimers Disease onset in the preclinical and prodromal phase, which in both cases will identify high-risk individuals for future intervention trials.
Morphological changes of laminar tissue can be even observed in the prodromal phase of laminitis (POLLITT, 1996; LASKOSKI et al.
The new diagnostic criteria stress the importance of early detection and propose the concept of a prodromal phase of AD.
Following the incubation period, patients with legionellosis enter a prodromal phase lasting hours to days and characterized by fever, headache, myalagia, asthenia, anorexia and dry cough.
On the other hand, without clear symptoms, the patients in the prodromal phase may see a psychiatrist, but the main problem is recognizing it, because in general the prodrome is a retrospective concept, most of the times pieced, just after the installation of a mental disorder (1).
A prodromal phase, characterized by anxiety, frequent requests for nursing and medical assistance, decreased attention, restlessness, vivid dreams, disorientation immediately after awakening, and hallucinations, can occur before an episode of full-spectrum delirium; this prodromal state often is identified retrospectively--after the patient is in an episode of delirium.
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).