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Early intervention in psychotic disorders: faith before facts?

  • P. Bosanac (a1), G. C. Patton (a2) and D. J. Castle (a3)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291709990341
  • Published online: 02 July 2009
Abstract

This paper reviews the literature on early intervention in psychotic disorders, weighs the cons of this approach, and makes suggestions for clinicians and researchers regarding how to interpret and respond to what is still an embryonic evidence-base, notably in terms of any long-term benefits.

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*Address for correspondence: Professor D. J. Castle, Chair of Psychiatry, St Vincent's Health and The University of Melbourne, Level 2, 46 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia. (Email: david.castle@svhm.org.au)
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