Researchers in Norway and the U.S. followed 281 people after a first-episode psychosis, comparing those who received Treatment and Intervention in Psychosis (TIPS) with those who received standard treatment. At 10 years, there were no differences in symptom severity between the groups. However there was a higher recovery rate in the early detection group due to higher rates of employment. Results appear in American Journal of Psychiatry.
Minimal Empirical Support for Antidepressant Treatment in Young People
Editorial in AJP
Powerpoint Slide Deck
Early intervention in psychosis: obstacles and opportunities in Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
Early Intervention in Psychosis: the TIPS Project in Psychosis: Psychological Approaches and their Effectiveness
Is early intervention for psychosis a waste of valuable resources? Debate in British Journal of Psychiatry
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