The access and waiting-time standard for first-episode psychosis: an opportunity for identification and treatment of psychosis risk states?

Whale, Richard, Thompson, Andrew and Fraser, Rick (2016) The access and waiting-time standard for first-episode psychosis: an opportunity for identification and treatment of psychosis risk states? BJPsych Bulletin. ISSN 2056-4708

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Abstract

Expansion of early intervention services to identify and clinically manage at-risk mental state for psychosis has been recently commissioned by NHS England. Although this is a welcome development for preventive psychiatry, further clarity is required on thresholds for definition of such risk states and their ability to predict subsequent outcomes. Intervention studies for these risk states have demonstrated that a variety of interventions, including those with fewer adverse effects than antipsychotic medication, may potentially be effective but they should be interpreted with caution.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Division of Medical Education
Subjects: R Medicine
Depositing User: Elizabeth Morris
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 15:21
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 15:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65097

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