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Hospitalization Following First Episode Of Psychosis More Likely With Treatment Delay, Medication Nonadherence & Substance Misuse

News | July 8, 2019

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People who experience a first episode of psychosis are more likely to be hospitalized later if they: experience treatment delays, fail to take antipsychotics as directed, or have co-occurring substance misuse. The increased likelihood of hospitalization ranged from 1.17 to 1.45. Treatment delay was defined as duration of untreated psychosis lasting more than 74 weeks….

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