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Ask The Doctor Webinar Replay! Recording of Early Psychosis Treatment– Why, What and How?
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:30:00 PM UTC - Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM UTC
Replay the recording for Our "Ask The Doctor Webinar!"
Early Psychosis Treatment  –   Why, What and How?

Host:	        Ken Duckworth, M.D.
                NAMI Medical Director

Guest:	Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.
                Professor of Psychiatry
                New York State Psychiatric Institute
                Columbia University Medical Center
                Principle Investigator, NIMH RAISE-IES study

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In the early stages or the first-episode of psychosis, specialized treatment provides the best hope for recovery by slowing, stopping and possibly reversing the effects of psychosis. Learn more about new research into the identification of early psychosis and how treatment using coordinated specialty care is changing the outlook for young people experiencing psychosis. 

In this webinar, participants learnt more about:


Why research into treating early psychosis is important? 

Poorly managing or not treating early psychosis can have life-long consequences including uncertain chances for long-term recovery and some potentially devastating outcomes like homelessness, incarceration, victimization or suicide.  

However, early, effective treatment can be life-changing and radically alter a young person’s future.

Learn more about NIMH’s Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Study and the two key findings:
o	Longer duration of untreated psychosis produces poorer outcomes.
o	Early treatment using coordinated specialty care is linked to significantly improved outcomes and quality of life.


What is Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) and why does it matter?
CSC uses a team-based approach with shared decision-making that focuses on working with individuals to reach their recovery goals. You’ll learn about the 6 key components, what programs are available and how access is spreading.


How do we move forward from RAISE?

Positive outcomes with early psychosis treatment and advocacy and public policy support have been key to leveraging support. The expansion of services is now possible.

Speaker

Host: Ken Duckworth, M.D., Guest: Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Duckworth serves as the medical director for NAMI. He is double board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. 

Dr. Dixon is an internationally recognized health services researcher working with NIMH, the VA and various foundations for over 25 years. She is the principle investigator on the NIMH Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode-Implementation and Evaluation (RAISE-IES) Study.

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