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Coordinated Specialty Care is Optimal for First Episode Psychosis

Nov 27 2018
New findings from NIMH’s Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project show that team-based coordinated specialty care (CSC) for first episode psychosis results in more optimal prescribing of antipsychotics and fewer side effects when compared to typical community care. Earlier studies had shown that CSC for first episode psychosis results in improved outcomes, but this study adds more detail and evidence for CSC as a best practice. For more about CSC, please visit the NIMH website.