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Tuesday, October 9 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Symposium Session 13: SPECIALIZED EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES AND DURATION OF UNTREATED PSYCHOSIS – IS THERE AN INTERACTION?

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The focus of the early intervention services developed across the globe has been to improve the treatment and outcome of patients with a first episode of psychosis. There are ideally two complementary strategies for achieving this, I.e, providing a comprehensive phase specific specialized treatment and actively reducing duration of untreated psychosis through multiple systemic interventions. Unfortunately only a few programs have been able to do both while for majority of jurisdictions have failed to integrate the two components. As a result patients in areas that have concentrated on reduction of DUP may still be treated in community health centers and patients in areas where specialized early intervention teams are operating are still experiencing a long DUP prior to treatment. Logically it should be possible to integrate the two components of EI; however, systemic barriers may be difficult to break down. In this symposium we will explore if there might be a positive mediating effect on the effect of the specialized early treatment by DUP reduction. The early intervention hypothesis suggested that the early years of illness were especially receptive to interventions, and in this symposium we want to explore if this hypothesis is supported by examining the role of DUP as a moderator of treatment effect. This symposium will bring together an international field of experts presenting data from some of the largest trials in the world. • JCEP, Prof. Eric Chen • PEPP-Montréal, Prof. Ashok Malla • RAISE prof. Robert Heinssen • OPUS II Ph.D. Nikolai Albert


Chair
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Nikolai Albert

Copenhagen University
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Merete Nordentoft

Copenhagen University

Speakers
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Eric YH Chen

University of Hong Kong
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Robert Heinssen

Director, Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institute of Mental Health
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Jan Olav Johannessen

Stavanger University Hospital


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
American Ballroom-South Westin Copley Place, fourth floor