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Integrated care improves one year outcomes in first episode psychosis

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Q Does a community-based, integrated treatment plan improve one year clinical and social outcome in people with first episode psychosis?

METHODS

Embedded ImageDesign:

Randomised controlled trial.

Embedded ImageAllocation:

Concealed.

Embedded ImageBlinding:

Unblinded.

Embedded ImageFollow up period:

One year.

Embedded ImageSetting:

Mental health services and the community in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark; recruitment January 1998 to January 2000.

Embedded ImagePatients:

547 adults (18–45 years old) with first episode psychosis (ICD-10 diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizotypal disorder, acute psychosis, schizoaffective psychosis, delusional disorder, or unspecified non-organic psychosis). Exclusion criteria: psychosis due to intoxication or withdrawal; >12 weeks use of antipsychotics; mental retardation; or organic mental disorder.

Embedded ImageIntervention:

Integrated care: based on the “Assertive Community Treatment” model, and was delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Each person was assigned …

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