NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Findings from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Demonstration Show Early Identification Reduces the Onset of Psychosis.

From 2006-2013, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported a national demonstration, known as the Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Program (EDIPPP). The demonstration is designed to identify, intervene early, and treat young people between the ages of 12-25 at risk for a psychotic episode. Schizophrenia Bulletin has published the EDIPPP findings in a peer-reviewed study entitled, "Clinical and Functional Outcomes after 2 Years in the Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Multisite Effectiveness Trial."

The results of the study show evidenced-based services can prevent at-risk young people from converting to full-blown psychosis – reducing hospitalizations and enabling them to continue working and attending school.

Date Published: July 26, 2014

To access the full report, please visit: http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/07/25/schbul.sbu108.short?rss=1

More information on EDIPPP is available through the RWJF website: http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2014/07/edippp-intervention-reduces-conversion-to-full-blown-psychosis-a.html