A Hong Kong study links short “Duration of Untreated Psychosis” (DUP) to better long-term outcome. The authors propose that factors linked to long DUP may be implicated in poor recovery, and so may provide targets for intervention. Other than specifying that enrollees had taken antipsychotics for a week or less (1/2 being medication naive), treatment modality in this study was unspecified.
Tang, J., Chang, W., Hui, C., Wong, G., et al; Prospective relationship between duration of untreated psychosis and 13-year clinical outcome: A first-episode psychosis study. Schizophrenia Research. Online February 11, . http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2014.01.022