Emerging psychosis in young people - Part 2 - key issues for acute management.
Richard Fraser, Gregor Berger, Patrick McGorry
Aust Fam Physician | Published : 2006
BACKGROUND: To optimise the management of emerging psychotic disorders in young people, close collaboration between the general practitioner and youth friendly specialist mental health services is favourable. Ideally, a multidisciplinary team including individual case management with expertise in early intervention should treat these patients for the initial 2-5 years. However, only a few areas across Australia currently provide this type of specialised service. Most GPs will at some point be faced with the reality of personally managing young patients with emerging psychotic disorders on their own, sometimes with very limited support. OBJECTIVE: This article summarises key issues for the op..View full abstract