Journal article

[Early intervention for the initial phase of psychotic disorders in Lausanne: what problems and what solutions?].

Philippe Conus, Charles Bonsack

Revue Médicale Suisse | Published : 2004

Abstract

Schizophrenia has long been considered with pessimism, but the recent interest in the early phase of psychotic disorders has modified this often unjustified perception. Literature has demonstrated the benefit of the development of programs specialised in the treatment of early psychosis, which tend to be developed in many countries. It is however important to match them to local needs as well as to the structure of local health services. This paper reviews elements that justify such a development in Lausanne, Switzerland, and describe its various elements.