DOES ANTIPSYCHOTIC DOSE REDUCTION LEAD TO BETTER FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY IN FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Grant number: 1102394 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021
Can a person with a first episode of psychosis, once remitted, reduce their dosage of medication and still achieve better outcomes in functioning, physical health and brain volume, than if they had stayed on traditional maintenance doses of medication? This study will examine if using a dose reduction strategy in conjunction with an evidence based suite of psychosocial interventions leads to better social and vocational recovery and improved physical health and brain volume.
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