Early intervention in psychotic disorders: detection and treatment of the first episode and the critical early stages.

@article{McGorry2007EarlyII,
  title={Early intervention in psychotic disorders: detection and treatment of the first episode and the critical early stages.},
  author={Patrick D. McGorry and E{\'o}in Killackey and Alison R. Yung},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2007},
  volume={187 7 Suppl},
  pages={S8-10}
}
The two main goals of early intervention in psychotic disorders are to reduce the period of time between the onset of psychosis and the commencement of effective treatment, and to provide consistent and comprehensive care during the critical early years of illness. Effective care during the critical early years involves proactive engagement and initiation of drug and psychosocial treatments, aiming for maximal symptomatic and functional recovery and the prevention of relapse. Over the past 15… CONTINUE READING

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