Early intervention in psychotic disorders: beyond debate to solving problems.

@article{McGorry2005EarlyII,
  title={Early intervention in psychotic disorders: beyond debate to solving problems.},
  author={Patrick D. McGorry},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement},
  year={2005},
  volume={48},
  pages={
          s108-10
        }
}
The challenges of early diagnosis are similar in psychiatry to the rest of medicine. For potentially severe and persistent disorders there is great value in early diagnosis, however, only under certain conditions. Early diagnosis would not be justified if there were no efficacious treatments or if such treatments provided earlier would do more harm than good for those exposed. There is growing evidence that earlier and sustained intervention improves at least short-term outcomes. However, early… CONTINUE READING
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