The First U.S. Early Intervention Psychosis Clinic Changes Lives in Greater New Haven

connecticut mental health center (CMHC) building in new haven

STEP First-Episode Psychosis Clinic The Program for<a href=”https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/step/”> Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP)</a> is the first comprehensive early intervention service of its kind in the U.S, and it’s located right here in New Haven, Connecticut.  STEP first began offering comprehensive care to individuals facing the recent onset of a psychotic disorder in 2006.  Since

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Benefits of Early Intervention

early detection chart that shows how early detection improves quality of life compared to late treatment and those untreated

Research has found that early intervention is beneficial for patients and loved ones for the following reasons: Less treatment resistance and reduced risk of relapse Reduced risk for suicide Reduced disruptions to work or school attendance Retention of social skills and support Decreased need for hospitalization More rapid recovery and better prognosis Reduced family disruption and distress

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