Small Study Examines Factors Delaying Remission After Psychosis Treatment.

Medwire (4/26, McDermid) reports, “The longer patients with first-episode psychosis go untreated, the less likely they are to achieve remission within a year of starting treatment,” according to a study published April 30 in the journal Psychiatry Research. The 153-patient study revealed that “the average duration of untreated psychosis was 8.8 months in patients who achieved remission versus 15.6 months in those who did not.” The investigators found that “just three factors predicted remission: longer duration of untreated psychosis; worse negative symptoms (higher Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms [SANS] scores); and having completed only primary education.”

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— “Delayed psychosis treatment harms chance of success, “Eleanor McDermid, Medwire News, April 26, 2013.

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