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Intense early intervention for schizophrenia leads to recovery


Results from a study published this month show that early and comprehensive intervention can alter the course of the illness. Just as importantly, it shows clinics how to implement and pay for it.
The study is an example of what is needed to more successfully treat and even prevent mental illness in America, said Robert Heinssen, director of the division of services in intervention research at the National Institute of Mental Health. “It’s telling us that there is a better way of doing it, and we can do a better way.”

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