Journal article

A protocol for the first episode psychosis outcome study (FEPOS): >= 15 year follow-up after treatment at the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Sue Cotton, Kate Filia, Amity Watson, Andrew J Mackinnon, Leanne Hides, John FM Gleeson, Michael Berk, Philippe Conus, Martin Lambert, Benno Schimmelmann, Helen Herrman, Victoria Rayner, Aswin Ratheesh, Patrick D McGorry

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Specialist early intervention (SEI) service models are designed to treat symptoms, promote social and vocational recovery, prevent relapse, and resource and up-skill patients and their families. The benefits of SEI over the first few years have been demonstrated. While early recovery can be expected to translate to better long-term outcomes by analogy with other illnesses, there is limited evidence to support this from follow-up studies. The current study involves the long-term follow-up of a sub-set of first episode psychosis (FEP) patients, with a range of diagnoses, who were first treated at Orygen's Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) between 1998 and 2..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship


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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

SMC is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship (APP1136344). MB is supported by a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (1059660 and APP1156072). HH is supported by a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (NHMRC People Support 10808020). The original FEPOS medical file audit was funded by Eli Lilly Company Australia for special analysis of the comparison of Olanzapine and Risperidone in FEP (salary for 1 year for Dr Martin Lambert). FEPOS15 was supported by funding received from: National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1045997) and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne.