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EPA guidance on the early detection of clinical high risk states of psychoses.

Schultze-Lutter et al., European Psychiatry, 2015 (http://dx NULL.doi NULL.org/10 NULL.1016/j NULL.eurpsy NULL.2015 NULL.01 NULL.010)

The aim of this guidance paper of the European Psychiatric Association is to provide evidence-based recommendations on the early detection of a clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis in patients with mental problems.

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EPA guidance on the early intervention in clinical high risk states of psychoses

Schmidt et al., European Psychiatry, 2015 (http://dx NULL.doi NULL.org/10 NULL.1016/j NULL.eurpsy NULL.2015 NULL.01 NULL.013)

This guidance paper from the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) aims to provide evidence-based recommendations on early intervention in clinical high risk (CHR) states of psychosis, assessed according to the EPA guidance on early detection.

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The Swiss Early Psychosis Project SWEPP: a national network.

Simon et al., Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2015 (http://dx NULL.doi NULL.org/10 NULL.1111/j NULL.1751-7893 NULL.2011 NULL.00322 NULL.x)

The increasing number of EP services and experts in Switzerland may mirror the catalyzing contribution of the Swiss Early Psychosis Project in this important field of health care. The country’s small size and the increasing density of specialized services provide excellent bases for larger-scale networking activities in the future, both in clinical and research areas.

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SWEPP National Symposium 2010 – Presentations

List of all short presentations that were held at the SWEPP national symposium 2010

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Cannabis and Psychosis

Simon et al., Swiss Medical Forum, 2004 [PDF] (http://medicalforum NULL.ch/docs/smf/archiv/de/2004/2004-24/2004-24-115 NULL.pdf)

Der Konsum von Cannabis hat in den meisten Zivilisationsländern in den letzten 30 Jahren einen markanten Anstieg erfahren. Zudem hat sich pro «Joint» der Gehalt von D9-THC in den letzten Jahren verzehn- bis verdreissigfacht.

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Psychotische Frühphasen – wann intervenieren?

Simon et al., Swiss Medical Forum, 2005 [PDF] (http://medicalforum NULL.ch/docs/smf/archiv/de/2005/2005-23/2005-23-028 NULL.pdf)

Numerous studies in the last few years have suggested that early intervention in first time psychotic disorder may favourably influence the further course. More recent studies have investigated the course of the disease in patients at risk for psychotic disorders.

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General practitioners and schizophrenia

Simon et al., British Journal of Psychiatry, 2005 (http://dx NULL.doi NULL.org/10 NULL.1192/bjp NULL.187 NULL.3 NULL.274)

In this study we investigated the following issues pertaining to patients with suspected or established schizophrenia: patient load, treatment setting, attitudes and needs, diagnostic knowledge and current treatment practice of GPs.

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Early intervention in bipolar disorders

Conus et al., Swiss Medical Forum 2008 [PDF] (http://www NULL.medicalforum NULL.ch/docs/smf/archiv/de/2008/2008-17/2008-17-067 NULL.pdf)

The outcome of bipolar disorders is not as favourable as is often believed: patients are without symptoms for a very limited period of time and a minority return to a pre-morbid functional level only after recovery from manic symptoms.

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