Markers Discovered for Psychosis Predictors

Diana Perkins, M.D., M.P.H.

UNC Department of Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry
Director of UNC Outreach and Support Intervention Services (OASIS)

The research supported by the Foundation of Hope was the groundwork for Dr. Perkins’ NIMH-funded studies aimed to discover predictors and mechanism for the development of psychosis in persons at clinical high-risk.

In particular, she and her team have identified markers related to immune system dysregulation as important predictors of psychosis.

This critical data helps providers by informing new ways to treat patients with severe mental illness.