Prospective relationship between duration of untreated psychosis and 13-year clinical outcome: a first-episode psychosis study.

@article{Tang2014ProspectiveRB,
  title={Prospective relationship between duration of untreated psychosis and 13-year clinical outcome: a first-episode psychosis study.},
  author={Jennifer Yee-Man Tang and Wenruey Chang and Christy L M Hui and Gloria Hoi-Yan Wong and Sherry Kit Wa Chan and Edwin Ho-Ming Lee and W. Yeung and C K Wong and Wai-nang Tang and Wah-fat Chan and Edwin Pui-Fai Pang and Steve Tso and Roger Man-kin Ng and Se-fong Hung and Eva Lai-wah Dunn and Pak C. Sham and E. Y. Chen},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2014},
  volume={153 1-3},
  pages={1-8}
}
BACKGROUND The adverse effects of a long duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) have been explored in numerous short-term studies. These studies support the development of early interventions that reduce treatment delay and promote recovery. However, the enduring impact of DUP is largely unknown, partly due to the paucity of prospective long-term studies. Although the DUP-outcome relationship is commonly assumed to be linear, the threshold effect has not been adequately examined. OBJECTIVE To… CONTINUE READING
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