Journal article

[Has the concept of staging modified treatment of schizophrenia yet ?]

P Conus

L'Encéphale | Published : 2018


The concept of staging is applied in medicine since many years, in order to better adapt treatment to patients' needs. Some authors have suggested one should also apply this concept to psychiatric disorders. If this approach seems to make sense, concrete progress in the domain are still limited. It is in the field of psychosis that most development have occurred, in the favorable context of early intervention programs. Some very detailed models have recently been proposed where successive stages of psychotic disorders are defined and corresponding treatment options are proposed. However, the limited reliability of clinical diagnoses systems and the absence of biomarkers allowing a more objec..

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