Journal article

Treatment and Early Intervention in Psychosis Program (TIPP-Lausanne): implementation of an early intervention programme for psychosis in Switzerland

Philipp Sebastian Baumann, Sara Crespi, Regis Marion-Veyron, Alessandra Solida, Jacques Thonney, Jerome Favrod, Charles Bonsack, Kim Quang Do, Philippe Conus

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

AIM: In a survey conducted in the Lausanne catchment area in 2000, we could estimate on the basis of file assessment that first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients had psychotic symptoms for more than 2 years before treatment and that 50% did not attend any outpatient appointment after discharge from hospital. In this paper, we describe the implementation of a specialized programme aimed at improving engagement and quality of treatment for early psychosis patients in the Lausanne catchment area in Switzerland. METHOD: The Treatment and Early Intervention in Psychosis Program-Lausanne is a comprehensive 3-year programme composed of (i) an outpatient clinic based on assertive case management; (ii..

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