Over the last 15 years there has been an increase in
the number of clinical services specifically for first-episode
psychosis (FEP), notably early intervention in psychosis
(EIP) teams. However, people are often unclear about why
specific attention has been focused on FEP.
This first module in a series of two will:
- describe the features of first-episode
- discuss the rationale for the early
intervention approach in treating FEP
- explain the concepts of the psychosis
prodrome and the at-risk mental state (ARMS)
- provide specific assessment approaches
for those experiencing FEP.
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