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Is Early Intervention for Psychosis Feasible and Effective?
Vinod H. Srihari, Jai Shah, Matcheri S. Keshavan
Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Volume 35, Issue 3, September 2012, Pages 613-631
Services that provide comprehensive, early intervention (EI) have shown promise in improving long-term outcomes in schizophrenia. This article reviews the rationale and salient concepts relevant to understanding the growing EI literature. A selective review of studies evaluating the effectiveness of integrated EI is followed by a discussion of feasibility, especially in the US context. Finally, the authors present a framework that seeks to integrate activities traditionally categorized and separated as discovery and implementation. This framework is offered as a way to advance both goals.