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 a poorer prognosis. If so, outcome might be improved through earlier detection and treatment. OBJECTIVES To establish whether DUP is associated with prognosis and… (More)


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