Earlier this year NAMI submitted to APA a white paper supporting the new diagnosis but included a list of precautions, including a firm emphasis on psychosocial treatments. "[S]ince early studies
suggest that most individuals diagnosed with risk syndrome will not develop psychosis, special care must be taken to educate clinicians that psychosocial interventions and supports, including family
education, are first-line strategies for responding to individuals with risk syndrome," the NAMI paper stated. "The threshold for prescribing antipsychotic medications should be very high, in view of the high
prevalence of false positive diagnoses and the lack of research on the impact of these medications on youth."