Issues and Considerations Associated with Measuring the Duration of Untreated Psychosis (DUP) in First Episode Psychosis Programs

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Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis, or DUP, is a key tenet of early intervention in psychosis. Both research and common sense suggest that the earlier the intervention in the course of psychosis, the better the outcomes. However, despite international consensus on this, there is less agreement on how DUP should be measured and, more importantly, how to incorporate this measurement into routine practice. As part of an ongoing series of webinars related to measurement issues in first episode programming, presenters review the literature on DUP, examine different DUP measures, and consider the implications of implementing this practice in community mental health settings. The webinar will help inform early psychosis programs and state leaders about the important considerations when integrating DUP measurement into routine clinical care.

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