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Association between duration of untreated psychosis and outcome in cohorts of first-episode patients: a systematic review.
CONTEXT Duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) is the time from manifestation of the first psychotic symptom to initiation of adequate treatment. It has been postulated that a longer DUP leads to aExpand
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Assertive community treatment for people with severe mental disorders.
BACKGROUND Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) was developed in the early 1970s as a response to the closing down of psychiatric hospitals. ACT is a team-based approach aiming at keeping ill peopleExpand
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Case management for people with severe mental disorders.
BACKGROUND Since the 1960s, in many parts of the world, large psychiatric were closed down and people were treated in outpatient clinics, day centres or community mental health centres. RisingExpand
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Use of intensive case management to reduce time in hospital in people with severe mental illness: systematic review and meta-regression
Objectives To explain why clinical trials of intensive case management for people with severe mental illness show such inconsistent effects on the use of hospital care. Design Systematic review withExpand
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Unpublished rating scales: a major source of bias in randomised controlled trials of treatments for schizophrenia.
BACKGROUND A recent review suggested an association between using unpublished scales in clinical trials and finding significant results. AIMS To determine whether such an association existed inExpand
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Systematic assessments of need and care planning in severe mental illness: cluster randomised controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Surveys have shown high levels of unmet need in representative samples of people with severe mental illness. Introducing standardised needs assessment into the care planning process mightExpand
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WITHDRAWN: Assertive community treatment for people with severe mental disorders.
BACKGROUND Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) was developed in the early 1970s as a response to the closing down of psychiatric hospitals. ACT is a team-based approach aiming at keeping ill peopleExpand
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Problems in conducting economic evaluations alongside clinical trials. Lessons from a study of case management for people with mental disorders.
BACKGROUND Case management has become the statutory basis of community care in the UK for people with long-term mental disorders, although a randomised controlled trial found no importantExpand
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Essential elements of an early intervention service for psychosis: the opinions of expert clinicians
BackgroundEarly intervention teams attempt to improve outcome in schizophrenia through earlier detection and the provision of phase-specific treatments. Whilst the number of early intervention teamsExpand
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