This is For Families New to Psychosis - This is just a reminder to everyone that getting treatment for psychosis as quickly as possible is important.
The sooner the person gets treatment (therapy and medications is usually the best approach) the better the person recovers. Many studies have shown this. So - this story is not new, but just a good reminder.
Researchers from Denmark and New York have found that in patients who develop schizophrenia or psychoses as children or adolescents, leaving the psychosis untreated for longer periods was associated with poorer outcomes.
“The early detection and treatment of people at risk for — or in the earliest phases of — psychotic disorders is currently regarded as the most promising strategy to improve treatment outcome and long-term prognosis, and thus reduce the consequences of full-blown psychotic disorder in this population,”2,3 wrote Marie Stentebjerg-Olesen, MD, from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Center in Copenhagen, Denmark and colleagues.
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