Journal article

First episode psychosis and case management

R Marion-Veyron, N Mebdouhi, PS Baumann, J Thonney, S Crespi, P Conus

Evolution Psychiatrique | Published : 2013

Abstract

Since 2004, the psychiatric Departement of the University of Lausanne has run a service dedicated to first episode psychosis (FEP). The drop out after a first hospitalization, a bad prognosis in relationship with the duration of untreated psychosis and a high percentage of suicide attempts before the onset of psychosis were definite arguments to take this issue seriously. In this article, we intend to describe from a practical point of view our program for FEP by stressing the importance of case management. After describing shortly the new trend throughout the world towards emerging psychosis, we will focus on our work in Lausanne and conclude by our research centered on this young populatio..

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