Australian Early Psychosis Research Network: national collaboration, international competitive advantage

Patrick D McGorry, Kelly Anne Allott, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, G Paul Amminger, Bernhard T Baune, Sarah Bendall, Michael Berk, Stanley V Catts, Scott Richard Clark, Susan Maree Cotton, Jackie R Curtis, Frances Dark, Paul Bernard Fitzgerald, Alex Fornito, Shona M Francey, Cherry Ann Galletly, John Gleeson, Anthony Harris, Helen Edith Herrman, Ian Bernard HickieEoin Killackey, Jayashri Kulkarni, John McGrath, Vera Morgan, Barnaby Nelson, Christos Pantelis, Alexandra G Parker, Kerryn Pennell, Debra Rickwood, Oliver Schubert, Elizabeth M Scott, James Graham Scott, Philip B Ward, Murat Yucel

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Over the past three decades, Australian researchers have pioneered a conceptual model of the clinical stages underpinning progression of potentially serious mental disorders, including psychosis. This approach, supported by growing evidence, has informed the development of new service models focusing on the mental health needs of young people. By shifting the focus of the health sector to intervention during the early and less specific stages of mental disorders, substantial conceptual and practical progress has been made. This progress has generated optimism, buttressed by growing evidence of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of early intervention in psychosis from clinical trials and health services research conducted in Australia and around the world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-171
Number of pages2
JournalThe Medical Journal of Australia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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