Early intervention in psychosis: concepts, evidence and future directions.

  title={Early intervention in psychosis: concepts, evidence and future directions.},
  author={Patrick D. McGorry and E{\'o}in Killackey and Alison R. Yung},
  journal={World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association},
  volume={7 3},
The rise of the early intervention paradigm in psychotic disorders represents a maturing of the therapeutic approach in psychiatry, as it embraces practical preventive strategies which are firmly established in mainstream health care. Early intervention means better access and systematic early delivery of existing and incremental improvements in knowledge rather than necessarily requiring dramatic and elusive breakthroughs. A clinical staging model has proven useful and may have wider utility… CONTINUE READING
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