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Over the past years, various publications have encouraged intervention at the earliest possible stage in the course of schizophrenic illness and point out the serious long term consequences of delaying the commencement of therapy.

The Swiss Early Psychosis Project (SWEPP) was officially launched in Berne in 1999.The objective of SWEPP is to further knowledge about early detection and intervention of the early stages of schizophrenic psychoses, and to further cooperation between the various national psychiatric institutions. On going contact with international teams permits the constant exchange of clinical and scientific experience. SWEPP can thus be regarded as a means of procuring further education, on a regular basis, in the field of early intervention and prevention.


Prof. Dr. med. Philippe Conus
Département Psychiatrie CHUV, Université de Lausanne, Clinique de Céry, Lausanne

Dr. med. Anastasia Theodoridou
Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich

PD Dr. phil. Frauke Schultze-Lutter
Universitätsklinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, UPD Bern

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schmidt
Universitätsklinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, UPD Bern

PD Dr. phil. Erich Studerus
Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel

Dr. med. and Dr. phil. Logos Curtis
Programme Jade (jeunes adultes avec troubles psychiques débutants), Geneva

Dr. med. Marco Armando
Office médico-pédagogique, Geneva


The statutes are only available in german SWEPP Statuten [PDF – 20 kb] or french SWEPP Statuts [PDF – 131 kb]

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