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Article: Early intervention in schizophrenia patients: rationale for its implementation and practice

TitleEarly intervention in schizophrenia patients: rationale for its implementation and practice
Authors
KeywordsPatient admission
Schizophrenia/drug therapy
Schizophrenic psychology
Social behaviour
Issue Date1999
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1999, v. 5 n. 1, p. 57-62 How to Cite?
AbstractThis review examines the clinical and theoretical evidence justifying early intervention in individuals with schizophrenia. Potential reasons for the previous lack of emphasis on early intervention are discussed. Interventions that target psychosis are distinguished from those that work on prodromal symptoms. It is suggested that early intervention programmes should try to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis. The relationship between this and outcome is discussed. Improving service accessibility alone may not be sufficient, and education and destigmatisation input may be required. Once a patient is identified, vigorous pharmacological and psychosocial interventions are important to improve the long-term clinical outcome. An effective early intervention programme for psychosis provides a basis for the future development of a prodrome intervention programme.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45311
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:22:30Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:22:30Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 1999, v. 5 n. 1, p. 57-62en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45311-
dc.description.abstractThis review examines the clinical and theoretical evidence justifying early intervention in individuals with schizophrenia. Potential reasons for the previous lack of emphasis on early intervention are discussed. Interventions that target psychosis are distinguished from those that work on prodromal symptoms. It is suggested that early intervention programmes should try to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis. The relationship between this and outcome is discussed. Improving service accessibility alone may not be sufficient, and education and destigmatisation input may be required. Once a patient is identified, vigorous pharmacological and psychosocial interventions are important to improve the long-term clinical outcome. An effective early intervention programme for psychosis provides a basis for the future development of a prodrome intervention programme.en_HK
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dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hken_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectPatient admissionen_HK
dc.subjectSchizophrenia/drug therapyen_HK
dc.subjectSchizophrenic psychologyen_HK
dc.subjectSocial behaviouren_HK
dc.titleEarly intervention in schizophrenia patients: rationale for its implementation and practiceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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