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A case of prolonged duration of untreated psychosis: barriers to treatment and strategies to improve the outcome.
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PMID:  22453869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Several factors may contribute to increase in duration of untreated psychosis (DUP). In most cases, early intervention, namely psychopharmacological or psychosocial intervention, is done after first-episode psychosis. It is important to know what factors can contribute to duration of untreated psychosis. During this phase, patients often display unspecific symptoms such as anxiety and depression, personality disorders, and abuse of alcohol or drugs. These symptoms could go unrecognized and, hence, cause a delay in seeking treatment. In addition, functional and social decline frequently occurs in the prodromal phase or in the early course of schizophrenia. The purpose of this paper is to highlight barriers that cause delay in treatment and to review early detection and specific treatment strategies that may help to improve outcomes leading to psychosocial recovery.
Smita Agarkar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical schizophrenia & related psychoses     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1935-1232     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101312513     Medline TA:  Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Weill Medical College of Clinical Psychiatry, White Plains, NY.
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