Journal article

EPPIC: An evolving system of early detection and optimal management

PD McGorry, J Edwards, C Mihalopoulos, SM Harrigan, HJ Jackson

Schizophrenia Bulletin | US GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE | Published : 1996

Abstract

Early intervention at the onset of psychotic disorders is a highly attractive theoretical notion that is receiving increasing international interest. In practical terms, it amounts to first deciding when a psychotic disorder can be said to have commenced and then offering potentially effective treatment at the earliest possible point. A second element involves ensuring that this intervention constitutes best practice for this phase of illness and is not merely the translation of standard treatments developed for later stages and the more persistently ill subgroups of the disorder. Furthermore, it means ensuring that this best practice model is actually delivered to patients and families. The..

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