Arlington, Va. – A new treatment program for young patients in their first episode of psychosis called NAVIGATE has reported significant advantages in symptom ratings, participation in school or work and quality of life. The effects are especially pronounced for patients whose illness had lasted less than 74 weeks prior to first treatment.
NAVIGATE has four components: personalized medication management, family psychoeducation, resilience-focused individual therapy, and supported education and employment. This team-based, multicomponent treatment program is designed to be implemented in routine mental health treatment settings and was shown to be superior to standard treatment.
The study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the report was released online today in The...Read More