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Worldwide Early Diagnosis & Treatment Centers for Psychosis & Schizophrenia

Below is a list of clinics around the world that specialize in early diagnosis and treatment for schizophrenia and psychosis (delusions, etc). If you are concerned that you or a person you know is at risk for, or may be developing psychosis or schizophrenia we recommend you call today the clinic closest to you, to schedule an appointment. The sooner a person gets diagnosis and treatment, the better the outcome. If you have a friend or family member you think might be developing schizophrenia - we recommend you watch this video on early identification of schizophrenia and psychosis.

If the early diagnosis clinics listed below are not close or convenient for you, then we recommend contacting a localpsychiatry center that is associated with a local university psychiatry program (click on link for full list) or see this list of the top 10 psychiatry hospitals (in the USA) as ranked by one magazine.

Lastly, (if those also are not convenient) then we recommend seeing a local psychiatrist who is experienced with schizophrenia and early psychosis diagnosis and treatment. For more information: What to do if you suspect you or a loved one may have a psychiatric disorder

To Learn more about starting an Early Schizophrenia and Psychosis Treatment center in your city - see this list of resources: Resources for learning about Early Schizophrenia Treatment Center Programs

Schizophrenia Early Diagnosis and Treatment Clinics

United States (15 Clinics)

Other Countries

  1. Canada - Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia
  2. Australia
  3. New Zealand
  4. United Kingdom & Ireland
  5. Germany
  6. Singapore
  7. Early Psychosis in Asia (Covering China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia
  8. Brazil
  9. Sweden
  10. France
  11. Spain
  12. Norway
  13. Finland
  14. Switzerland
  15. The Netherlands


Los Angeles

The Staglin Music Festival Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS)

Have you or someone you know experienced recent worrisome changes in thoughts and/or feelings? If so, maybe CAPPS can help. The CAPPS center is looking to help individuals ages 12-35 who are experiencing recent changes in their thoughts, feelings, and behavior, such as unusual thoughts, distorted or heightened perceptions, ideas of special identity or abilities, suspiciousness, or odd behavior. Other changes may include reduced concentration, reduced energy, depressed mood, sleep disturbance, withdrawal from family or friends, trouble with work or school, anxiety, or irritability.

Individuals who are experiencing difficulty functioning and who have a parent or sibling with a psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, are also encouraged to contact the CAPPS center.

The procedures consist of an interview, neurocognitive testing, psychophysiological evaluation, magnetic resonance imaging brain scans, psychosocial evaluation, information processing, social cognition, and genetic testing, conducted at no cost, with evaluations repeating on several occasions over a period of up to 2 years or possibly longer. Psychological and Psychiatric treatment is available in the CAPPS center to participants in this research program.

Telephone: 310-206-3466

The Staglin Music Festival Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS)
Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Neuropsychiatric Institute
300 Building Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 - See Google Map to CAPPS center

San Francisco

PART (Prodrome Assessment Research and Treatment) Program - at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

The PART program provides early detection services for adolescents and young adults (age 12-35) with symptoms suggesting risk for a psychotic disorder or mental illness. The PART program's research focuses on early identification of psychosis and includes expert evaluation, education, monitoring of symptoms, case management and referral to excellent treatment services. The program assists individuals and their families who are struggling with the early phase of serious mental illness.

The PART program will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine if a person is eligible for this research and treatment program. Call today for an appointment or for more information:

Telephone: 415 - 476-PART (which is 415- 476-7278 )

Location: The Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 401 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94143-0984. See Google Map to PART program


San Diego

Cognitive Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) Program at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

The UCSD CARE Program, located at the UCSD Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic in San Diego, California is under the directorship of Kristin Cadenhead, M.D. The primary goal of the CARE Program is to identify and access adolescents and young adults, ages 12-30 who are experiencing changes in their thoughts, behavior or emotions that might be associated with developing serious and/or disabling mental problems. Because it is not always clear what these changes in behavior mean, it is of primary importance to the CARE Program that we avoid stigmatizing or labeling the individual. Early identification and intervention may help to delay or prevent the onset and decrease the severity of a serious mental illness. Individuals who have experienced their first psychotic episode within the last year may also be eligible to participate in this research study.

Participants will be assessed monthly for two years and all CARE participants receive a complete diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations. Clinical consultation, case management and referral information are available for individuals as part of the program. All participants and will undergo testing of brain-based measures of information processing. For more information, please contact the CARE Program.

Telephone: (619) 725-3516


Web Site:




Sacramento, California - EDAPT (Early Diagnosis and Preventive Treatment) Clinic Patients are evaluated and treated in an ambulatory clinical center for excellence in treating early schizophrenia and prodromal subjects. The clinic is directed by Dr Cameron Carter, who has directed a similar program at the University of Pittsburgh for the past 8 years, and will have child (Dr’s Chiu and Hendren) and adult (Dr’s Carter and Yoon) components.

EDAPT provides targeted medication and psychosocial interventions and case management with the goals of early diagnosis and treatment and disability prevention. More information:

Telephone: (916) 734-2964
2230 Stockton Blvd. , Sacramento, CA 95817 (Click for Google Map)



PRIME (Prevention through Risk Identification, Management & Education) Research Clinic - Yale University Medical School

Locations: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut and Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut.

The PRIME Research Clinic aims to reduce early symptoms of serious mental illness. At PRIME, people have the opportunity to discuss their concerns and participate in research studies focusing on identifying, monitoring and managing troubling symptoms and at-risk signs of serious mental illness. The PRIME Research Clinic has two Connecticut locations: at Yale University in New Haven and at the Institute of Living in Hartford

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment:
Call toll-free: 1-866-AT-PRIME (1-866-287-7463)
email PRIME:
(Telephone is the best contact method for a quick and guaranteed response)


Illinois - Chicago

First Episode Psychosis Program at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago

The First Episode Psychosis Program provides comprehensive assessment and treatment to individuals who are for the first time experiencing psychotic symptoms, such as hearing voices, feeling unreasonably suspicious, or having unusual beliefs. Eligibility for this clinical program is restricted to those who have not experienced such problems before their current episode of illness. Although there are research participation opportunities for first episode psychosis patients, it is not mandatory to participate in research in order to receive treatment in the First Episode Psychosis Service.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment:
Call: (312)355-5234
For more information see the following web sites:
University of Illinois at Chicago First Episode Psychosis Program
University of Illinois Hospital webpage for the First Episode Psychosis Clinic



Portland, Maine - The Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) program provides confidential assessment and early assistance for young people in the Greater Portland Area. The PIER program is based in the Maine Medical Center. For a good story about this program see " Nipping Madness in the Bud" . For a good audio recording of an interview with the Director of the program - click on this link: Dr. William McFarlane on early identification and treatment of schizophrenia.

Telephone: 1-207-662-2004

Address: 315 Park Avenue Portland, Maine 04102 - Click here for Directions to the Office

Note: See Dr. William McFarland's series of videos that were done at the PIER Program offices:

Schizophrenia Prevention and Early Psychosis Treatment

Schizophrenia and Psychosis - Early Intervention



Baltimore, Maryland

First Episode Clinic - Maryland Psychiatric Research Center at University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The First Episode Psychosis Clinic, an outpatient clinic, is designed to address the needs of patients who have been 1) ill for 18 months or less, or 2) treated with neuroleptic medication for 18 months or less. We continue to work with these patients over the long term, as needed. We are staffed in a way that enables us to provide supportive, warm and personalized care. Our purpose is to work intensively with clients and their families to provide education about the illness, to provide medications and therapy, and to link patients with the resources they may need (housing, insurance, etc). Transportation can be provided free of cost, based on a demonstrated need. Further, we are committed to working with people regardless of whether they have insurance or not. The First Episode Psychosis Clinic is part of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC), which is part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. We are located on the grounds of Spring Grove Hospital in Catonsville, MD.

To schedule a consultation or to get more information,
Call 410-402-6829

Maryland First Episode Psychosis Clinic Web Site - Maryland First Episode Psychosis Clinic



Boston Downtown

First Episode and Early Psychosis Program (FEPP) at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The First-Episode and Early Psychosis Program (FEPP) of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) was established to help patients and families around the time of a first episode of psychosis. FEPP is a research program that provides specialized evaluation, treatment, and education for people who are experiencing psychosis for the first time or who have been diagnosed with a psychotic disorder of recent onset (within one year).

To schedule a consultation or to get more information,
Call 617- 912-7800

First Episode and Early Psychosis Program (FEPP)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Psychiatry Wang Building, Suite 805
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
- See Google Map to FEPP program


Boston/Jamaica Plain Neighborhood

Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP)

Massachusetts Mental Health Center: PREP is a program of expert diagnostic evaluation and comprehensive, developmentally attuned treatment for older adolescents or young adults who are grappling with the early stages of psychotic illness. General Information:
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
180 Morton Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Telephone: 617-626-9300 -
See Google Map to PREP program


Services for the Treatment in Early Psychoses (STEP) is a new program at Wayne State University STEP information
Telephone:(888) 362-7792
Located in Detroit, Michigan 48202


New York


The Center of Prevention & Evaluation (COPE) – Columbia University Department of Psychiatry/ New York State Psychiatric Institute  

The Center of Prevention & Evaluation (COPE) is a clinical research program for young people (ages 12-25) who are at elevated risk for psychosis, as compared with peers. Increased risk may be related to genetic risk (having an ill family member) and/or having symptoms, such as changes in perception, unusual thoughts, odd behavior, and social withdrawal. Other symptoms may include: loss of interest or lack of motivation, trouble thinking clearly, changes in sleeping or eating patterns, less concern with appearance or clothes, feeling suspicious of others, or feeling like things are unreal.

COPE offers the following:
  • Clinical evaluation and consultation.
  • Individual psychotherapy.
  • Support and social groups.
  • Family support and education.
  • Medication evaluation and treatment to reduce symptoms.   
All clinical services (with the exception of any medications that may be prescribed) are provided for up to 2 years and are free of charge for participants in research. The research component largely consists of interviews, questionnaires, and cognitive tests. The COPE program is affiliated with Columbia University Medical Center and is located in upper Manhattan. If you have any questions or to schedule a consultation, please contact us.  

For more information visit the web site: The Center of Prevention & Evaluation (COPE)

Tel.: (212) 543-5874

Address: 4th Floor, Room 4820
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York , NY 10032
See Map to The Center of Prevention and Evaluation (COPE)


(part of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, at Columbia University Medical Center)

If you are interested in participating in the LSRC program, call Beatriz Alvarez, Clinical Research Coordinator. Your call will be returned to obtain some initial information and answer any questions you may have. Individuals meeting the criteria for admission consideration will be invited for an on-site screening interview. The screening interview will provide an opportunity for the individual and family to learn more about the different research studies and clinical components of the LSRC program.
Telephone:(212) 543-5418
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 2
New York, NY 10032

Long Island

RECOGNITION and PREVENTION (RAP) Program - Lake Success, New York

The Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program is a specialty program aimed at identifying and treating adolescents and young adults with early signs of mental illness. The mission of the program is to prevent the development of serious mental illness and to promote healthy functioning. Fees for the RAP Program are offered on a sliding scale based on income

The RAP Program is both a clinic and a National Institute of Mental Health funded research center. It is sponsored by Schneider Children's Hospital and the Zucker Hillside Hospital of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System. Our clinic serves young people primarily between the ages of 12 and 22, who may be experiencing recent changes in their thoughts and feelings. Staff psychologists and psychiatrists meet with both the adolescents or young adults and their parents to discuss these concerns.
Telephone: 718 470 8115

The RAP Program, Psychiatry Research
The Zucker Hillside Hospital
75-59 263rd St.

Glen Oaks, NY 11004
(Free and convenient parking available.)
- Google Map to RAP Program


North Carolina

PRIME @ the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
If you or someone you know is experiencing basic symptoms or would like more information on basic symptoms, psychosis or the PRIME Clinic call.
Telephone: 1- 877-PRIME19 or 919-843-7746.

Calls are answered by team members who will listen to your concerns, ask questions about your history and any other symptoms you may be experiencing, to help determine if you may be eligible to participate in the PRIME clinic or to help identify other appropriate resources or treatment options if needed. The PRIME clinic is located in the UNC Med School Building-Wing C which is behind Neurosciences Hospital, building 5 on Map of UNC Hospitals. Check out their website at:


Chapel Hill - OASIS is located at 110 Conner Dr., Suite 4, near University Mall in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information, call (919) 929-2311.

OASIS (Outreach and Support Intervention Services), was developed by the Department of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine. OASIS is unique in the United States in its emphasis on tailoring early identification and treatment to young people and their families at the start of a psychotic disorder. MORE OASIS INFORMATION



Salem, Oregon

Early Assessment and Support Team (EAST)

The Early Assessment and Support Team (EAST) was created in 2001 by Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network with the goal of reducing long-term disability associated with psychosis. EAST has two components:  a clinical team, and a community network.
Call the Toll-free number (leave message any time during the day or night and you'll get a call back:
Telephone: 1-888-315-6822

Address: EAST (Early Assessment and Support Team)
         Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network
         1660 Oak St. SE, #230
         Salem, OR  97301





The PRIME Clinic (Toronto, Ontario)

The PRIME (Prevention through Risk Identification, Management and Education) Clinic is dedicated to the early identification and treatment of people ages 14 to 30 who are at risk of developing psychosis. PRIME provides assessment, monitoring and support for young people who are thought to be at imminent risk of developing a psychotic illness. We also serve as a referral point to and from other agencies.

Contact Telephone Number:: 416-260-4188
252 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5t 1R7 (click for google map)
Website: The Prime Clinic


The Toronto First Episode Psychosis Program

The Toronto First Episode Psychosis Program (FEPP) offers a range of interdependent treatment components and services. The FEPP includes the Early Psychosis Unit (EPU) - a dedicated early psychosis 18-bed inpatient unit and three ambulatory services, the First Episode Psychosis Clinic (FEPC), the Home Intervention for Psychosis team (HIP) and a satellite clinic, FACT Peel.

Each multidisciplinary component provides psychiatric assessment and follow-up, clinical case management and specialized interventions. FEPC and FACT provide clinic-based services and HIP provides in-home treatment. Additionally an off-site centre, the Learning Advocacy Recreation Network (LEARN), offers a broad range of recovery-focused services designed to meet the specific educational, vocational, social, and support needs of first episode patients and their families.

Contact Telephone Number:: 416-535-8501 x 6528
College Street site, 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5T 1R7 (click for Google Map)


Ottawa, Ontario - First Episode Psychosis Program:
Champlain District Regional First Episode Psychosis Program
Bank Street Professional Building
1355 Bank Street, Suite 208 (2nd Floor)
To Make an Appointment: Phone:
613-737-8899 ext. 78069


London, Ontario - Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP) London Health Sciences Centre - Mental Health Care Program Located in London, Ontario Canada, PEPP is based at London Health Sciences Centre and affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. The program serves the city of London and Middlesex County, a predominantly urban catchment area of approximately 390,000.
Phone: (519) 667-6777
London Health Sciences Centre
392 South Street
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 4G5 


Hamilton, Ontario - Psychotic Disorders Clinic: Outpatient Psychiatry Hamilton Health Sciences Corportation, McMaster Site 1200 Main Street W. Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5
Contact: Heather Hobbs
Phone: 905-521-5018



North Bay, Ontario - Regional Early Intervention Program (REIP) , Northeast Mental Health Centre - The Regional office is located in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, with district clinicians located in mental health agencies in Bracebridge, Parry Sound, Sundridge, North Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, New Liskeard, Cochrane, Timmins and Kapuskasing.  The program serves a predominantly rural catchment area of approximately 272,000 and a population of 547,000.
Phone: (705) 495-7830
450 Oak St. E.
North Bay, ON  P1B 1A5

Ontario Other Locations - Lynx Early Psychosis Intervention Program (for details see website)
Phone: 1-866-990-9956



Montreal, Quebec - Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC) McGill University Health Center Royal Victoria Hospital, Allan Memorial Institute 1025 Pine Avenue West Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A1 
Phone: 514-842-1231 x4393

Montreal Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP-Montréal) - Douglas Hospital

Quebec - Departement de Psychiatrie: Hotel-Dieu de Levis 143, rue Wolfe   Levis, Quebec G6V 3Z1
Dr. Luc Nicole
Phone: 418-835-7155 (program specifically for first episode psychosis)


British Columbia

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society: North Shore Branch Early Intervention Initiative. You can reach us by phone or fax at 604-926-0856 or by email at . Mailing address and the location of our Family Support Centre is:
205 - 1865 Marine Drive, West Vancouver BC V7V 1J7

British Columbia - Early Psychosis Intervention Program The EPI Program is a program of both the Fraser Health Authority and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. EPI stands for Early Psychosis Intervention and the program consists of three parts.
1. It is a special type of health care service that provides the best assistance available to young people who have recently developed psychosis
EPI provides education to a wide variety of people, including other mental health professionals, schools, community agencies and the general public.
3. The program is also committed to evaluation and research in order to understand more about psychosis and to improve treatment. MORE EPI Program INFORMATION: PSYCHOSIS SUCKS

15521 Russell Avenue
White Rock, BC V4B 2R4
Phone: 604-538-4278


British Columbia - HOPE: Helping Overcome Psychosis Early
The HOPE website is a part of the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board’s demonstration project to provide early assessment and treatment, consultation and resource information
Phone: (604)876-2254 | Fax: (604)876-4929


Victoria, BC - Schizophrenia Service/ Early Psychosis Intervention: Victoria Mental Health Centre 2328 Trent St. Victoria, British ColumbiaV8R 4Z3
Phone: 250-952-4410
Fax: 250-952-4241. Email:


Alberta - The Early Psychosis Treatment Program (EPTP) or (EPP)

Calgary Health Region EPTP currently operates in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The program began in December 1996 and was designed to meet the needs of young people diagnosed with a first episode of psychosis. It is a joint program of the Calgary Health Region and the Alberta Mental Health Board. Represented on the team are the disciplines of Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, and Social Work.

Early Psychosis Treatment  Program
Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 - 29 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9
Tel. 403-944-4836   Fax 403-944-4008


Saskatchewan - Early Intervention Program in Psychosis and Schizophrenia: Adult Community Mental Health Services 4th floor,
715 Queen St. Saskatoon, SK S74 4X4
Phone: 306-655-8858 or 8859 Fax: 306-655-8875.


Newfoundland - Early Psychosis Program at the Waterford Hospital:  In the Early Psychosis Program we identify and treat individuals experiencing psychosis at the earliest possible point in their illness. We strive to increase awareness through provision of education, research and support to individuals, families, community and health workers.
Early Psychosis Program
Health Care Corporation of St. John’s
Waterford Bridge Road
St. John’s, Newfoundland
A1E 4J8
Tel: (709) 777-3614
Fax: (709) 777-3553


Nova Scotia - The Early Psychosis Program Nova Scotia Hospital

Web Site: Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Web Site

Contact: Dr. David Whitehorn PO Box 1004, 300 Pleasant St. Dartmouth NS B2Y 3Z9
Phone: 902-464-5998




EPPIC is the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre and is located in Poplar Road; Parkville, Melbourne, Australia. EPPIC is a component service of ORYGEN Youth Health. EPPIC is a publicly funded health service which specialises in the treatment of first episode and early psychosis. It was established in 1992 and since then has become a world leading clinical and research centre. EPPIC sees between 250 and 300 new people a year who are experiencing their first psychotic episode. EPPIC provides a full range of services including crisis assessment, inpatient facilities, outpatient case management and group programs.

Mid North Coast Early Psychosis Program
New Program launching in March April 2004
64 Pultney Street
TAREE, nsw Australia  Catchment Area Tea Gardens to coffs Harbour

Noarlunga Early Psychosis Program
A case management and medical service program for young people who have experienced their first episode of psychosis.

Adaire Clinic PO Box 437
Alexander Kelly Drive
Noarlunga Centre, South Australia,Mental Health Services, Noarlunga

Barbara Yeomans, Phone: 08 8384 9599, Fax: 08 8384 1629
Noarlunga, Onkaparinga council, Adelaide southern suburbs, South


Early Psychosis Australia is an interactive internet site for Australian Clinicians and Researchers. The site enables virtual networking, enhanced understanding of Australian early psychosis services and developments and acts as a central information point. This site is a forum which relys on services and individuals around Australia to provide the content. So please tell us about your work. The site has grown out of the work of the National Early psychosis Project and is maintained by EPPIC.

Another resource web site in Australia is this one: Ausinet; the Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health

Other Australia Early Psychosis Centers are available throughout the country - a total of 12 or more, we understand. We have not yet had time to find all of the locations - but understand that they are in the following cities and towns:

Queensland, University of Brisbane

New South Wales:
YPPI service, Gosford
EP program, Marouba
EP program, North Sydney
EPIP-SWAHS,  Liverpool
EPIC, Penrith
Western Sydney FEPP
Canberra EI service
EP Program, Alfred Hosp.

Central East EP Project

South Australia:
Noarlunga EP Program
Western Australia:
First Psychosis Liaison Unit,
EPOES, Fremantle
EEPP, Rockingham/Kwinana


New Zealand

Totara House Early Intervention for Psychosis Service
Early Intervention Service based in Christchurch, New Zealand

Totara House Early Intervention in Psychosis Service
194 Bealey Ave
New Zealand
Phone: 377 9733
Fax: 377 9713


United Kingdom & Ireland

Initiative to Reduce the Impact of Schizophrenia (IRIS)
A service to help people with prodromal and psychotic symptoms in the age group of 14-35 years. Being rolled out throughout England. We don't have the full list of early treatment centers in the UK - as they are not well publicized. I would recommend that if you're looking for early treatment for psychosis or schizophrenia in the UK - we recommend you review this Action List on How to Get Early Psychosis Help in the UK
from the London Institute of Psychiatry, or call the London center (see the London OASIS center below) and ask them how to find a center that is close to you.

London, England - OASIS - Outreach and support in South London
Detection, Education and Local Team Assessment - Early Intervention service focusing on reducing DUP (Duration of Untreated Psychosis) and providing a rapid assessment service.
OASIS is a research team evaluating the effectiveness of early intervention for young people at risk of developing psychosis.
OASIS provides a service: For young people (aged 14-35) at high risk of developing psychosis living in Lambeth, Croydon, Southwark or Lewisham.
If you live elsewhere, OASIS can offer information and advise you about other services in your area.
People can refer themselves or referrals can be made by carers or any health professional. Initial assessments can take place in a GP surgery and the service operates 9.00 - 17.00, weekdays.
OASIS provides advice and support for young people experiencing significant disturbances in mood, thinking or perception. This might include mild 'attenuated' or brief self-remitting psychotic symptoms.

020 3228 6744
- The clinic is open and available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside this time, you can leave a message and someone will get back to you.

London OASIS Web Site - click on link for more information


London, England - LEO (Lambeth Early Onset) service
Detection, Education and Local Team Assessment - Early Intervention service focusing on reducing DUP (Duration of Untreated Psychosis) and providing a rapid assessment service.
The service is for: 16-35 yrs, in the borough of Lambeth (younger on an individual/case by case basis). Aims of the service are to improve clinical and social outcomes through early identification, assessment, treatment and support of people with psychosis using a multi-disciplinary framework. The service aims to engage clients at the earliest possible opportunity following their first or second presentation to mental health services. At this stage vital links with families, relatives and social networks are more likely to be intact. The LEO team will work assertively to strengthen and extend these links and re-establish those which have broken down.
3-6 Beale House
Lingham Street

020 3228 6800

Lambeth Early Onset (LEO) Team - click on link for more information


DELTA Project
Detection, Education and Local Team Assessment - Early Intervention service focusing on reducing DUP and providing a rapid assessment service.
First service in Dublin Ireland. Has developed following a First Episode Study which started in 1995 measuring DUP at a mean of 23 months
1 Marine Terrace
Dun Laoghaire
Dublin, Dublin

Dublin East Treatment and Early Care Team - click on link for more information


Early Intervention in Psychosis
A service to help people with prodromal and psychotic symptoms in the age group of 14-35 years
EIIP, Farmside, West Park hospital
Horton Lane
Epsom, Surrey




Cologne Early Recognition and Intervention Center

Heidelberg Early Adolescent & Adult Recognition & Therapy Centre for Psychosis (HEART) EI service since since 1994

Other early schizophrenia and psychosis treatment centers are at:

Dusseldorf: RCT of psychological Rx in FEP (Klinberg)
Bonn: Prodrome Rx (Hambrecht et al)
Mannheim:Central Insitute of Mental Health
(Hafner, Maurer et al)

Vienna,  Austria:
Adolescent EI program at University Hosp. of Vienna (Amminger, Edwards)


The Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) in Singapore

Service for evaluation and followup of adolescents and young adults with high risk criteria for psychosis.

EPIP Hotline: If you are concerned you are experiencing the symptoms of psychosis, you know someone who might be, or you have any questions about EPIP, please call:

the EPIP helpline or the EPIP office number: 6389 2972.

The EPIP helpline is manned from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
EPIP Helpline Number: 9017 8212

Singapore EPIP Web Site

Early Psychosis in Singapore - More Information (Asia Early Psychosis Web Site)

Speach on the Official Opening of the Singapore EPIP


Early Psychosis in Asia - (Covering China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia)

The Asian Network of Early Psychosis - An informal network of clinicians and researchers working in early intervention for psychosis and the early course of schizophrenia

Objectives: Facilitate development of early intervention for psychosis services, evaluation and research in the region

More Information (Asia Early Psychosis Network Web Site)


ASAS - Avaliação e Seguimento de Adolescentes e Adultos Jovens na Cidade de São Paulo
Service for evaluation and followup of adolescents and young adults with high risk criteria for psychosis

Rua Capote Valente, 763
Sao Paulo, act  :

Ileno Izídio da Costa
The Early Psichosis Intervention Group (Grupo de Intervenção Precoce nas Psicoses) - GIPSI is an interdisciplinary group that works, research and provide psychological assesment to people and families in first psychotic crisis in Brasília, capital of Brazil. This work is developed inside the Unviersity of Brasilia.

SQN 216, Bloco C, Apto, 511
Brasilia, Distrito Federal




Evaluation and treatment of prodromal (at-risk) patients and first episode psychosis. Home-like premises and possibility for overnight stay. Located in Midgard, Polhemsgatan 34
Stockholm, Uppland

Also known as: Parachute Programme Midgard St Goran sjukhus. Contact is Dr Neil Cleland (psychiatrist) Yvonne Arctaedius (head nurse)



The PREPSY network is a monothematic network aiming to increase the quality of cross-functional collaboration between general practitioners, school and hospital physicians as well as mental health professionals in early detection of schizophrenia. PREPSY is financed by the FAQSV (National Health Insurance Fund for quality of primary care).

Method: Assessment procedures for first episode psychosis include a multidiagnostic approach, based on repeated patient interviews and examinations and result in treatment plans. The prevention and primary care program include: accelerated access to initial assessment, prevention and promotion activities in high schools, partnerships with mental health workers and psychoeducation sessions for patients and their families.

The PREPSY website offers information concerning access to care, health education, patient’s rights, quality standards. Network management and coordination are aligned with French and international guidelines. All those new services offered to the private practice clinicians (psychiatrists, paediatrics and general practitioners) and the general population. Prepsy Information Document (PDF) in French, En Frencais.

Telephone: 06 70 26 08 49
14-20 rue Mathurin Régnier
Paris, France


Prevention Program for Psycosis

Spanish Early Diagnosis and Treatment Program

Web Site:

Telephone number: 942 84 74 00 (Hospital Sierrallana)

Hospital Sierrallana
Avda. de España, s/n
39300 Torrelavega, Cantabria



Norway has some of the most sophisticated programs of early intervention in psychosis in the world. The TIPs program is based in the city of Stavanger, on the coast of Norway. See the story "How mentally ill are treated in Norway" for more information.

TIPS - an early intervention program for psychosis (Norwegian Language web site)

TIPS - an early intervention program for psychosis (English Language web site)



Professori Raimo K R Salokangas
TYKS, Psykiatrian klinikka
20520 Turku
puh 02-3131 740



FEPSY Projekts


The Netherlands

Amsterdam: Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC) has a prodromal (early psychosis / schizophrenia ) diagnosis and treatment research center. Their web page (in Dutch) is here:

Utrecht: UMC Utrecht has a prodromal (early psychosis / schizophrenia ) diagnosis and treatment research center. To obtain information on the research program, please contact the following people:

University Medical Center Utrecht, department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Utrecht,  Netherlands

Mirjam Sprong, M.S.  Telephone: +31(0)302509839    Email: m.sprong-2 (at) 

Tim Ziermans, M.S.     Telephone: +31(0)302503247   Email: t.ziermans (at)

For more information on the UMC Utrecht research see this Clinical overview.


Links and other Resources on Early Psychosis Treatment

According to the World Health Organization’s World Health Report 2001, schizophrenia and other forms of psychoses which affect young people represent a major public health problem. Worldwide, they rank as the third most disabling condition, (following quadriplegia and dementia and higher than blindness and paraplegia) and pose an enormous burden, both in terms of economic cost and of human suffering.

Comprehensive programs for the detection and treatment of early psychosis and in supporting the needs of young people with early psychosis carry the important function of promoting recovery, independence, equity and self-sufficiency and of facilitating uptake of social, educational and employment opportunities for those young people.

These programs can be provided by individuals and teams with specialized skills, with a full range of primary health care services for every young person with early psychosis.

Prompt and effective interventions for young people with early psychosis, for their families, close friends and other carers represent a major element of respect of individuals’ rights to citizenship and social inclusion.

Source: Rethink, UK


Note: if there isn't an early psychosis/schizophrenia treatment center in your community yet - we recommend you print out this booklet from Canada titled "What Communities can do - a community action guide for early psychosis intervention strategies" and discuss it with your local NAMI office, or other support/mental health group, about how you can help them set one up.

News and Information on Early Psychosis and Schizophrena Diagnosis and Treatment Programs:

The following information is for Mental Health professionals, and Advocates:

Presentations and Symposiums on Early Treatment of Schizophrenia

Search for Treatments in Early Psychoses (STEP) Symposium - 2005 ( 6 presentations and videos on early schizophrenia diagnosis and treatment) Wayne State University

Early Schizophrenia & Psychosis Treatement Programs - Summary Presentation on Programs, Worldwide (A large 4 Mb, Microsoft powerpoint file - but very good information)

On-Line Video Presentation - Scott Woods, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Director, Treatment Research Program, CMHC, Yale University.
"Prospects for Early Detection and Intervention in the Schizophrenia Prodrome"

Books on Early Psychosis Diagnosis and Treatment

Treating Schizophrenia in the Prodromal Phase by Alison Yung (Editor), Lisa Phillips (Editor), Patrick D. McGorry (Editor)

Psychological Interventions in Early Psychosis : A Treatment Handbook

Best Care in Early Psychosis Intervention: Global Perspectives
Ehmann, T., MacEwan, G.W. & Honer, W. (Eds.). (2004). London: Taylor and Francis. ISBN: 1841844039
This book presents the “Early Psychosis Care Manual” – a comprehensive review of best
practices. The book seeks to assist widespread implementation by presenting views on best
practices from around the world

Implementing Early Intervention in Psychosis: A Guide to Establishing Early Psychosis Services
Edwards, J. & McGorry, P.D.
2002, Martin Dunitz Ltd.

Recognition and Management of Early Psychosis: Preventative Approach
McGorry, P.D., Jackson, H.J. & Perris, C. 1999 Cambridge University Press

Early Intervention in Psychosis: A Guide to Concepts, Evidence and Interventions
Birchwood, M., Fowler, D. & Jackson, C.
2000, Wiley and Sons Ltd.

First Episode Psychosis
Aitchison, K.J., Meehan, K. & Murray, R.M.
1999, Martin Dunitz Ltd.

Early Psychosis & Schizophrenia Web Sites

International Early Psychosis Association - The International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) is an international network for people involved in the study and treatment of early psychosis. It provides a forum for members around the world who wish to promote and facilitate best practice in education, research and treatment. Bi-Annual conferences. The next Early Psychosis Conference is October, 2006 in the UK.
This is a web site providing peer support for parents of psychosis sufferers. Unique in that it does not try to repeat facts, figures and clinical information available elsewhere, but rather provides personal experiential information to support people who are experiencing psychosis in the family.

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS)
Support, education, and service coordination for families dealing with early psychosis

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society,
Provincial Office
#201 - 6011 Westminster Hwy.
Richmond, B.C. V7C 4V4 Canada

BCSS has published a report on their Early Psychosis program that was started several years ago. BCSS Early Psychosis Report (55 page pdf document)

Toll Free Phone Number: 1.888.888.0029

Get Help Early - Early Psychosis Web site - A Canadian web site developed by first-episode psychosis youth and parents with the help of dedicated family members who donated their talent, expertise and experience to create a partnership-based early psychosis resource. The project evolved from a familys wish for a central source to access clinical information, and make available a place young people with psychosis could share their creativity and insights with others. It is hoped youth will share their art, poetry and personal stories to enhance the learning of everyone who visits here.

Early Psychosis Australia is an interactive internet site for Australian Clinicians and Researchers. The site enables virtual networking, enhanced understanding of Australian early psychosis services and developments and acts as a central information point. This site is a forum which relys on services and individuals around Australia to provide the content. So please tell us about your work. The site has grown out of the work of the National Early psychosis Project and is maintained by EPPIC.

Another resource web site in Australia is this one: Ausinet; the Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health

International Early Psychosis Association - an association for researchers focused on early psychosis and schizophrenia diagnosis and treatment






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