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CARE Research and Clinical Programs

Our Mission                                                                               KC CF

To identify, assess  and treat adolescents and young adults who are experiencing changes in their thoughts, behavior or emotions that might be associated with developing serious and/or disabling mental problems. A major aim of the CARE program is to identify psychosis early so that it is possible to intervene and prevent some of the effects of a first psychotic episode.

The CARE Program at the University of California, San Diego has been involved in cutting-edge research addressing early identification and intervention strategies in psychosis for well over a decade. Our research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the CARE Program provides education and community outreach to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the San Diego Public Schools and other community health and physician organizations. The clinical high risk research is longitudinal and assesses risk factors that may be predictive of a later psychotic illness.

The CARE Early Psychosis Treatment Center strives to address the need of young adults and adolescents through treatments supported by research to help reduce or ameliorate the effects of emerging psychosis. We provide a range of services and will collaborate with patients and their family to develop a unique treatment plan that best addresses patient's specific therapeutic needs.

Meet our Staff

Our clinic is staffed by psychiatrists, licensed psychologists and mental health specialists with expertise in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of young people with psychotic illness.

Learn about our Services

The CARE Program may be appropriate for individuals between ages 12 and 30 who have noticed recent changes in their behavior, thoughts or emotions.

To learn more about the CARE program, click here to watch an interview with Dr. Cadenhead and UCSD TV.


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