In SP-Psychosis, patients with psychotic disorders are assessed using a number of methods and followed over time. It is a naturalistic, prospective, and longitudinal study of psychosis spectrum disorders (schizophrenia and related syndromes). The aim is to study pathophysiological mechanisms and predictive factors to enable a more individualized treatment plans. Persons participating in the study undergo diagnostic, neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric assessment, brain magnetic resonance imaging scan and cerebrospinal fluid analysis. To perform genetic analysis and to secure future research, whole blood, serum, and cerebrospinal fluid samples are stored at KI-biobank.
We endeavour to fully integrate research and clinical work. The goal is an open research environment where researchers study psychotic syndromes using different approaches. After seven years biological sampling, magnetic resonance imaging, and neuropsychological tests are repeated. The aim is to follow individuals patients throughout life.