This finding is troubling because recent research indicates that reducing the duration of untreated acute psychosis is critical to long-term outcome, so loss of insurance—which can mean delay or discontinuation of treatment—can be devastating.
Read a full report of the study at http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/62/8/878, and further coverage of the study will appear in an upcoming issue of Psychiatric News.
For information about rapid treatment of early psychosis see Psychiatric News, http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/43/13/13.1.full. And for comprehensive clinical information about treatment of schizophrenia see Essentials of Schizophrenia, published this year by American Psychiatric Press. Purchasing information is available at www.appi.org/.