Studies Support Use of Team-Based Care for Early Psychosis

Researchers continue to build on findings from NIMH’s Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) program, which investigated the effectiveness of early intervention services for people experiencing first episode psychosis. Two recent studies add to the evidence that team-based early intervention services are feasible in real-world health care settings and result in improved outcomes for patients. Christoph Correll, M.D., of the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY, led a team…

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Team-based Care Optimizes Medication Treatment for First Episode Psychosis

Team-based coordinated specialty care (CSC) for first episode psychosis (FEP) resulted in more optimal prescribing of antipsychotics and fewer side effects when compared with typical community care, according to findings from NIMH’s Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project. These findings add detail about this component of treatment to findings from the original RAISE Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP) study, which found improved treatment outcomes with CSC versus typical care. Psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, where there has been…

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