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    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer spent 26 years as a reporter at the New York Times, where she wrote about education, the death penalty, immigration, and aging in America, and was the New England bureau chief. The Times nominated her for the Pulitzer Prize. Her coverage of the death penalty was cited by the Supreme Court in its 2002 ruling outlawing the execution of developmentally disabled individuals. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Patient-Centered Team Treatment of Schizophrenia Works Best

  1. Please send more information on possible using i work in a psychosocial program with 48 adults 38 have schizophrenia diagnosis here in NC the debate has been brewing over a clubhouse model use or a psychiatric approach I want to learn more on the Navigate project please thank you Amy Johnson BS/QP assistant director Program

    1. Amy, Thank you very much for your comment and request for more information about the NAVIGATE treatment program for people recovering from a first episode of psychosis. For more information about the NAVIGATE program, including about training, see this website: http://navigateconsultants.org

      In addition, these three articles provide an in depth description of the NAVIGATE program, as well as background information and the results of a large controlled trial evaluating the NAVIGATE program:

      Kane, J. M., Robinson, D. E., Schooler, N. R., Mueser, K. T., Penn, D. L., Rosenheck, R. A., Addington, J., Brunette, M. F., Correll, C. U., Estroff, S. E., Marcy, P., Robinson, J., Lynde, D. W., Meyer-Kalos, P. S., Gottlieb, J. D., Glynn, S. M., Pipes, R., Kurian, B. T., Miller, A. L., Azrin, S. T., Goldstein, A. B., Severe, J. B., Lin, H., Majnu, J., & Heinssen, R. K. (2016). Comprehensive versus usual care for first episode psychosis: Two-year outcomes from the NIMH RAISE Early Treatment Program. American Journal of Psychiatry, 173, 362-72.

      Kane, J. M., Robinson, D. G., Schooler, N. R., Marcy, P., Correll, C. U., Brunette, M. F., Mueser, K. T., Rosenheck, R. A., Addington, J., Estroff, S. E., Robinson, J., Penn, D. L., & Severe, J. (2015). The RAISE Early Treatment Program: Background, rationale and study design. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 76, 240–46.

      Mueser, K. T., Penn, D. L., Addington, J., Brunette, M. F., Gingerich, S., Glynn, S. M., Lynde, D. W., Gottlieb, J. D., Meyer-Kalos, P., Cather, C., McGurk, S. R., Saade, S., Robinson, D. G., Schooler, N. R., Rosenheck, R. A., & Kane, J. M. (2015). The NAVIGATE program for first episode psychosis: Rationale, overview, and description of psychosocial components. Psychiatric Services, 66, 680-90.

  2. Agree whole heartedly with the statement on a family’s search for help. For the last 20 years I’ve trusted that the Mass Health “system” was acting in the best interests of a family member with schizophrenia, only to realize now that I should have been getting second opinions and outside evaluations long ago. How do families access resources like NAVIGATE for adults over 50 with schizophrenia?

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