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Are you worried about the strange behaviour of your friend, your brother, your sister or even a classmate? This questionnaire can put you on the right track to taking action and playing a vital role in preventing psychosis.

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What is the refer-O-scope?

The refer-O-scope is a tool designed for you, your parents and your friends as well as various health and educational professionals. Its goal is to help people identify the signs that may indicate the start of psychosis.


Because prevention is key! By acting quickly and helping to identify the early warning signs of the disease, you can make a great impact on the quality of life for both the at-risk person and his or her family.

How to use it?

The questionnaire was designed to guide your observations and give you a useful recommendation. If you have trouble answering certain questions, you can consult the pop-up boxes that give you more information.

Remember that no matter what recommendation you receive, if you are still worried about the person's behaviour, don't hesitate to consult a health care professional.

Warning! You can't use the refer-O-scope to establish your own diagnosis. Only a doctor can diagnose psychosis.

Can I keep a copy of my answers?

Yes. You can download and print the questionnaire once you have completed it.

Warning! The questionnaire must be filled out in a single session. You can't save your work and come back later, because the information is not saved on the website.

Can I fill out the refer-O-scope on my smart phone?

Yes. The refer-O-scope works on both conventional desktop computers and smart phones or tablets. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can access the tool.

Key players

  • Me Odette Beaudoin — Parent Representative and President of the Board of Directors, SQS
  • Ginette Comtois — Psychologist in Occupational Rehabilitation, Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal
  • Francine Dubé — Executive Director of the SQS and Project Manager
  • Jean-François Pelletier — Researcher, Centre de recherche Fernand-Séguin
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Rodriguez — Psychiatrist, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur
  • Dr. Emmanuel Stip — Psychiatrist, CHUM – Hôpital Notre-Dame
  • Dr. Marie Villeneuve — Psychiatrist, Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal

  • Nicky Aumond — President, P.A.I.R. Inc., Focus group organization and content translation
  • Danièle Blais — Research Assistant
  • Amy Butcher — Revision of English content
  • Jean-Gabriel Daneault — R1 Resident, Psychiatry
  • Hélène Jolin — Vice-President, P.A.I.R. Inc., Focus group organization and conception and development of the tool
  • Me Sébastien Lormeau – Legal Advisor
  • Andrée Quiviger — Revision of French content
  • Karina Sieres — Advisor, Management and Special Projects

  • Les Amis de la santé mentale Banlieue Ouest–Friends for Mental Health
  • La Boussole
  • L’Alternative
  • Programme québécois Pairs Aidants Réseau
  • Association québécoise des psychologues scolaires
  • La Lueur de l’espoir du Bas-St-Laurent
  • Centre Jeunesse de Montréal – Institut universitaire
  • First Psychotic Episodes Program at Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine.

  • Dr. Amal Abdel-Baki — Psychiatrist, Hôpital Notre-Dame
  • Diane Aubin — Psychologist and Clinical Consultant, Dans la rue
  • Dr. Marie-Ève Cotton — Psychiatrist, Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine
  • Dr. Kia Faridi — Psychiatrist, Douglas Institute
  • Dr. Sylvain Grignon — Psychiatrist, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke – Hôtel-Dieu
  • André Jauron — Occupational Therapist, Clinique Cormier-Lafontaine
  • Dr. Ashok Malla — Psychiatrist, Douglas Institute
  • Antonio Maturo — Director, Portage
  • Dr. Luc Nicole — Psychiatrist, Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine

... made for families and professionals too!
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