People experiencing psychosis who are treated with an Open Dialogue, peer-based support model have, on average, 1 month less of untreated psychosis than individuals receiving treatment as usual.

More Info: The authors compared data on two groups experiencing first episode psychosis. One group (42 people) was treated with Open Dialogue in Acute Psychosis [ODAP]* and minimal neuroleptic medication, while the other group (33 people) was treated in a hospital setting, using the conventional approach of emphasizing neuroleptic treatment for psychosis. The authors found in this 2-year follow up study that individuals receiving the ODAP...

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