Journal article

Effectiveness of early intervention in psychosis

Eoin Killackey, Alison R Yung

CURRENT OPINION IN PSYCHIATRY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over 15 years, early intervention in psychosis has grown to become a mainstream funded approach to clinical care. This review examines recent developments in evaluating the effectiveness of early intervention. It considers identification and treatment of those at risk of psychosis, as well as interventions in the post-onset phase of illness. RECENT FINDINGS: Development of methods identifying those at risk of psychosis continues to evolve. Promising results in the prevention and delay of transition to psychotic disorder from a high-risk state have been found. Psychological and psychosocial interventions are important components of these preventive programmes. Two recent me..

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