Chapter 2. The Management of Early Psychosis

  1. Mario Maj2,
  2. Juan José López-Ibor3,
  3. Norman Sartorius4,
  4. Mitsumoto Sato5 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha6
  1. Patrick McGorry,
  2. Jane Edwards and
  3. Alison Yung

Published Online: 21 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470010851.ch2

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

How to Cite

McGorry, P., Edwards, J. and Yung, A. (2004) The Management of Early Psychosis, in Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders (eds M. Maj, J. J. López-Ibor, N. Sartorius, M. Sato and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470010851.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  3. 4

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  4. 5

    Tohuko University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

  5. 6

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Locked Bag 10, Parkville, 3052 Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010839

Online ISBN: 9780470010853



  • acute psychotic symptoms;
  • psychotic illness;
  • “early psychosis”;
  • phases of illness;
  • social withdrawal;
  • National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE);
  • early psychosis paradigm;
  • PACE Clinic;
  • first-episode psychosis;
  • “treatment resistance”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Why Early Psychosis?

  • Phases of Illness

  • Modern Approaches to Treatment

  • The Prepsychotic Phase of Illness

  • Context for Management of First-Episode Psychosis

  • Crisis Management, Entry to Care and Engagement

  • Assessment, Investigations and Diagnosis

  • Principles of Medication in the Acute Phase

  • Psychosocial Aspects of Care in First-Episode Psychosis

  • Home-Based Treatment in Early Psychosis

  • Inpatient Treatment in Early Psychosis

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgement

  • References