First-episode psychosis: Part 2 – treatment approaches and service delivery

by Dr Andrew Thompson, Dr Rick Fraser and Dr Richard Whale


Last updated: October 2016


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 teams. However, people are often unclear about why specific attention has been focused on FEP.


In this second module in a series of two, we will look at:


  • the specific treatment approaches for FEP


  • the outcome and heterogeneity of the first psychotic presentation


  • the service models for early intervention in psychosis and the evidence for the effectiveness of these models.


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