Early Intervention in Psychosis in the United States: From Science to Policy Reform

Nicholas Jk Breitborde, Aubrey M. Moe

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Abstract

Available data have demonstrated the clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness of multi-component treatment packages for individuals early in the course of psychotic-spectrum disorders. In response, an unprecedented effort aims to disseminate such multi-component treatment programs—referred to as Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC)—throughout the United States. We review the evidence in support of CSC care for first-episode psychosis and highlight specific policy reforms that may facilitate the successful dissemination and eventual improvement of CSC programs for first-episode psychosis. Among proposed reforms are novel financing strategies for CSC services and incentivizing of continued collaboration between academic and community agencies to facilitate sustained dissemination and refinement of CSC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
JournalPolicy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • community–academic partnerships
  • Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC)
  • early intervention
  • first-episode psychosis
  • Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Administration

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