Psychology Associate Professor Jason Schiffman is in the news again for his role in Maryland’s new Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness. The center aims to identify young people with psychosis, specifically between age 12-22, or people who are showing early symptoms and to provide treatment and support as quickly as possible.
A major focus of the center is its Clinical High-Risk Program, an initiative Schiffman is working on with Gloria Reeves, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The goal is to provide education and spread awareness about the early warning signs of psychosis to increase the chance of intervening early. Schiffman is quoted in The Baltimore Sun in an article about the center.
“If there’s a theme here, it’s that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of medicine,” he said.
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