New analysis from a mental health care study shows that “coordinated specialty care” (CSC) for young people with first episode psychosis is more cost-effective than typical community care. CSC Coordinated is a team-based treatment program tailored to each individual that involves more specialty care from mental health providers than typical care. While the team-based CSC approach has modestly higher costs than typical care, it produces better clinical and quality of life outcomes.

This new analysis, Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), published online today by Schizophrenia Bulletin, was led by Robert Rosenheck, M.D. , professor of psychiatry and public health at Yale University. The results will help guide mental health professionals in their treatment for first episode psychosis.
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