Two-year outcome in first-episode psychosis treated according to an integrated model. Is immediate neuroleptisation always needed?

@article{Lehtinen2000TwoyearOI,
  title={Two-year outcome in first-episode psychosis treated according to an integrated model. Is immediate neuroleptisation always needed?},
  author={Ville Lehtinen and Jukka Aaltonen and T Koffert and Viljo R{\"a}kk{\"o}l{\"a}inen and Erkka Syv{\"a}lahti},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={312-20}
}
In this multicentre study the two-year outcome of two groups of consecutive patients (total N = 106) with first-episode functional non-affective psychosis, both treated according to the 'need-specific Finnish model', which stresses teamwork, patient and family participation and basic psychotherapeutic attitudes, was compared. No alternative treatment facilities were available in the study sites. The two study groups differed in the use of neuroleptics: three of the sites (the experimental group… CONTINUE READING