Journal article

At the heart of an early psychosis centre: the core components of the 2014 Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre model for Australian communities

Frank Hughes, Heather Stavely, Raelene Simpson, Sherilyn Goldstone, Kerryn Pennell, Patrick McGorry

Australasian Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the core components of the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre service model as the template agreed with the Australian Federal Government for national upscaling. The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre model of early intervention has two main goals: to reduce the period of time between the onset of psychosis and the commencement of treatment and to bring about symptomatic recovery and restore the normal developmental trajectory as early as possible. CONCLUSIONS: The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre comprises three elements of service provision for young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis: (i) early detectio..

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