Early-episode psychosis is a prime time for medical intervention, which may include multimodal therapies, case management, and a focus on self-determination. Treatment focuses on enabling individuals to move on from the acute impact of a psychotic episode and chart the course of their own recovery. In this Early Episode Psychosis Topic Library, find resources about treatment interventions and other information.
Coordinated specialty care (CSC) is a recovery-oriented treatment program for people with first-episode psychosis (FEP). See RAISE, below, for more on CSC
Early or first-episode psychosis (FEP) offers a prime opportunity for medical intervention; programs that focus on individuals within a year of the emergence of psychotic symptoms are known as early programs or FEP programs.
The National Institute of Mental Health’s Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project was a large-scale research initiative that investigated different aspects of coordinated specialty care (CSC) and their impact on individuals experiencing first-episode psychosis.
The Northwestern Medicine Recovery from Early Episode Psychosis Program (REPP) is a recovery-oriented treatment for young adults (18-28) within 2 years of their first psychotic symptoms that focuses on healing, skill development, empowerment, and re-establishing functionality through pragmatic, sequential steps.