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Korean Journal of Schizophrenia Research 2016;19(2):89-93.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.16946/kjsr.2016.19.2.89    Published online October 31, 2016.
Symptom Remission Related to Increased Drug Response after Conversion Into Schizophrenia in Early Psychosis : A Case Report.
Jung Hoon Kim, Jong Ik Park
1Department of Psychiatry, Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea. lugar@kangwon.ac.kr
2Department of Psychiatry, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
Abstract
In recent years, early intervention is the paradigm in psychosis treatment. The logic of early intervention paradigm is based on the view that the earliest possible detection and intervention for psychosis will deliver the best outcome for patients. Therefore, in recent decades, most of studies focused on indentifying people with psychosis as early as possible, reducing the duration of untreated psychosis. However, while there are well documented and sometimes serious side effects associated with antipsychotic medication in the short-term, the iatrogenic risks of atypical antipsychotic medication are underscored. Furthermore, against this paradigm, the recent of longitudinal studies of schizophrenia suggest a new paradigm shift in treatment timing of psychosis. In this respect, this case which showed symptom remission after conversion into schizophrenia in early psychosis suggests wondering about the time of treatment. Similar cases have not been reported. And review of the effects of timing, in fact, has yet to be done. If similar cases would be reported in the future more, treatment timing may be the next paradigm shift in the therapeutics of early psychosis.
Key Words: Early psychosis · Schizophrenia · Treatment timing · Antipsychotics
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