Evaluating the importance of reducing the duration of untreated psychosis.

  title={Evaluating the importance of reducing the duration of untreated psychosis.},
  author={Patrick D. McGorry},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  volume={34 Suppl},
OBJECTIVE The concept of duration of untreated psychosis or DUP has been a strong candidate for intervention as part of the early intervention paradigm. However, its importance has been questioned. This paper aims to present selected issues concerning attempts to reduce DUP and evaluate the impact of these attempts. METHOD Current research designs are critiqued and alternatives considered. RESULTS Evidence suggests that it is difficult to design studies that are both ethical and potent… CONTINUE READING

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