early intervention in psychosis


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early intervention in psychosis

A generic term for the treatment of schizophrenia during the prodromal stages or with the first signs of relapse, using various interventions (e.g., cognitive behavioural therapy—CBT). Advocates of early CBT claim it reduces hospitalisation and greatly improves positive symptoms, performance of independent functions and prosocial activities, as well as reduces negative symptoms.
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The Warrington and Halton Early Intervention in Psychosis Team is based in the 5 Boroughs Partnership (5BP) NHS Foundation Trust in the North West region of the United Kingdom, and in collaboration with Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA), they embarked on a joint audit between November 2012 and May 2013 with the aim of reviewing the practice regarding the routine monitoring of physical health of service users on antipsychotic treatment.
In November 2012, the Warrington and Halton Early Intervention in Psychosis service (EIP) conducted the initial audit, designed by AQuA as a baseline measure of the current standard of physical health screening amongst the Early Intervention patients in the two boroughs.
Patients in the Warrington and Halton Early Intervention in Psychosis Service were screened using the 5 Boroughs Partnership (5BP) Comprehensive Physical Health Assessment tool.
Development of a specialised phlebotomy service, for example, to the outpatient clinics will be a welcome addition, introduction of a key worker system as seen in the Warrington and Halton Early Intervention in Psychosis Team and consideration of the physical health needs of patients as part of the key worker's duties, a simple one-page monitoring prompt attached to the patient's medical file, educational intervention and oversight by the senior clinicians may all increase the adherence to routine blood testing guidelines.
Canadian Consortium for Early Intervention in Psychosis.
The truth, and nothing but the truth, about early intervention in psychosis.
The costs of early intervention in psychosis : Restoring the balance.
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