ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION IN FIRST-EPISODE PSYCHOSIS: AN RCT TO ASSESS THE RISK-BENEFIT RATIO
Grant number: 1064704 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018
There has been an increasing emphasis on intervening early in psychotic disorders. A fundamental principle in early intervention is “to do no harm” and benefits must outweigh the risks of treatment. While antipsychotic medication is very effective and evidence-based form of treatment for positive symptoms in most first episode psychosis (FEP) patients it has risks. This study has the potential to determine whether antipsychotic medication should be the initial treatment option for FEP.
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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>This triple-blind (participants, clinicians, and researchers) randomized ..
Staged treatment and acceptability guidelines in early psychosis study (STAGES): A randomized placebo controlled trial of intensive psychosocial treatment plus or minus antipsychotic medication for first-episode psychosis with low-risk of self-harm or aggression. Study protocol and baseline characteristics of participants
Brian O'Donoghue, Shona M Francey, Barnaby Nelson, Aswin Ratheesh, Kelly Allott, Jessica Grahann, Lara Baldwin, Mario Alvarez-Jinnenez, Andrew Thonnpson, Alex Fornito, Andrea Polari, Michael Berk, Craig Macneil, Kingsley Crisp, Christos Pantelis, Hok P Yuen, Susy Harrigan, Patrick McGorry
AIM: It is now necessary to investigate whether recovery in psychosis is possible without the use of antipsychotic medication. Thi..