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author = {Luciano, M and Sampogna, G and Del, Vecchio V and De, Rosa C and Catapano, F and Fiorillo, A},
doi = {10.1080/17542863.2016.1197289},
journal = {International Journal of Culture and Mental Health},
pages = {293--302},
title = {Pathways to care and duration of untreated psychosis in patients with a first episode of psychosis in Italy},
url = {},
volume = {9},
year = {2016}

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AB - © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This study aimed to examine the pathways to care and the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in first-episode psychosis patients in Italy. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients were collected using an ad-hoc schedule. Pathways to care of patients were evaluated by the Nottingham Onset Schedule, administered to patients, key-relatives and key-workers. Forty patients from the Department of Psychiatry of University of Naples were recruited. Mean duration of untreated illness (DUI) was 135.9±145.9 weeks, main DUP was 27.4±26.7 weeks. First help-seeking contact, often mediated by close relatives, took place after 21.6±43.8 weeks from symptoms onset and was with general practitioners, neurologists or psychologists. Only 25% immediately referred to psychiatrists. Patients had 1.8±0.8 contacts with non-psychiatric medical professionals before referring to the mental health service, and the mean time between first contact and adequate psychiatric treatments (referral delay) was 26.6±64.1 weeks. The DUI and DUP was longer in patients with less education (p <.05) and in those with an insidious onset of symptoms (p <.01). Targeted interventions and information campaigns on at-risk populations, such as young people and their relatives, could reduce the DUP, thus improving the long-term outcome of psychotic disorders.
AU - Luciano,M
AU - Sampogna,G
AU - Del,Vecchio V
AU - De,Rosa C
AU - Catapano,F
AU - Fiorillo,A
DO - 10.1080/17542863.2016.1197289
EP - 302
PY - 2016///
SN - 1754-2863
SP - 293
TI - Pathways to care and duration of untreated psychosis in patients with a first episode of psychosis in Italy
T2 - International Journal of Culture and Mental Health
UR -
VL - 9
ER -