First-episode psychosis research in India: A review

Vijaya Raghavan, Greeshma Mohan, Seema Jaiswal, Thara Rangaswamy
<span title="2018-07-14">2018</span> <i title="Indian Journal of Mental Health and Neurosciences"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Indian Journal Of Mental Health And Neurosciences</a> </i> &nbsp;
With the growth of early intervention services for psychosis worldwide, it is imperative to understand the current knowledge on first-episode psychosis (FEP) from Indian context. Hence, the purpose of this review is to comprehensively examine the research studies on FEP from India. This would help to compare and contrast with other countries, develop specialist early intervention services and enlist research priorities pertaining to FEP. Methods: A Boolean search of articles published from
more &raquo; ... ry 1990 to March 2018 in electronic database of PubMed and Google Scholar was carried out and original research studies done on first-episode psychosis in India were incorporated in the current review. Case reports and review articles were excluded. Results: A total of 31 research studies were included for the review and classified into different subheadings of convenience. Conclusion: Even though the number of studies in Indian context pertaining to FEP is comparatively less than other western literature, the available results indicate certain characteristic similarities and differences in FEP from other parts of the world. We have also discussed on the importance of early intervention in FEP and the necessity for the creation of specialist early intervention services for mental health disorders.
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