Journal article

Early psychosis research at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

SM Cotton, KM Filia, A Ratheesh, K Pennell, S Goldstone, PD McGorry

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Specialised early intervention (SEI) programs have offered individuals with psychotic disorders and their families new hope for improving illness trajectories and outcomes. The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) was one of the first SEI programs developed in the world, providing services for young people experiencing their first episode of psychosis. METHODS: We conducted a narrative synthesis of controlled and uncontrolled studies that have been conducted at EPPIC. DISCUSSION: The history of the EPPIC model is first described. This is followed by a discussion of clinical research emerging from EPPIC, including psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic tria..

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