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The right stuff for early intervention in psychosis: time, attitude, place, intensity, treatment, & cost.

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  • 1Hamilton Health Sciences Centre and St Joseph's Healthcare, Ontario, Canada.


This article shares information about an exciting new approach in psychiatry. During the past 12 years, the authors have worked with young people experiencing their first episode of psychosis. It is clear that intervention at the earliest stages of psychotic illness allows clinicians to make a significant difference in the lives of young people and their families. This article summarizes current intervention strategies, which are considered best practice guidelines for early treatment.

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