Reducing duration of untreated psychosis through rapid identification and engagement

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"Comparison of standard targeted provider education with/without novel technology-enhanced screening to identify patients earlier"
Age:
12 to 30 years old
Gender:
Any
Healthy Volunteers:
No
Keywords:
psychosis
Type:
Other study
Investigator:
Description
Delays in treatment for recent onset psychotic disorders are associated with worse long-term outcomes. However, there are few evidence-based techniques being implemented by community providers to help individuals rapidly seek treatment once psychotic symptoms emerge. This study seeks to use different tools (i.e., questionnaires and brief screening interviews) to better identify individuals who need mental health services and find out what technique is most effective at engaging people in treatment. Treatment services are offered through the Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment (EDAPT) Clinic, which provides outpatient mental health services for individuals ages 12-30 across the spectrum of early psychosis, including psychosis with prominent mood symptoms and individuals at high risk of developing psychosis.
This study requires
Clinical interview
Questionnaires
Mental health treatment provided at Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment (EDAPT) Clinic
Who can participate?
Inclusion criteria:

Meet DSM-IV criteria for a diagnosis of affective or nonaffective psychosis.

Exclusion criteria:

1. Duration of psychosis > 2 years

2. Current substance dependence

3. Neurological illness or injury leading to psychotic symptoms

4. Only substance induced psychotic symptoms

5. Documented IQ < 70

6. Lack of English fluency
Resources
Schedule
Study duration and period
up to 1 year
Recruitment period
From Sept. 25, 2014
Location
UC Davis Dept. of Psychiatry/Behaivoral Sciences
2230 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
Research Topic
Conditions:
  • Psychotic Disorders

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