PORT (Programme of Recognition and Therapy): the first Polish recognition and treatment programme for patients with an at-risk mental state

Early Intervention in Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 1.74). 05/2014; DOI: 10.1111/eip.12146

ABSTRACT AimTo present the activities of the first early intervention centre in Poland and the Programme of Recognition and Therapy (PORT) run by the centre.Methods
An overview of the admission process, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions offered to individuals with an at-risk mental state.ResultsThe PORT programme, developed in 2010, included 81 individuals, aged 15–29 years so far. The diagnostic procedures consists of evaluation of symptoms with the use of the Comprehensive Assessment of At-Risk Mental State (CAARMS), assessment of premorbid and current personality traits and the evaluation of cognitive functions. Therapeutic interventions include cognitive behavioural therapy, diet supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and pharmacological treatment. Overall rate of conversion into psychosis within the years 2010–2103 was 18.5%. The programme has also been a source of research in the field of early psychosis.Conclusions
The PORT programme enables young people with an ARMS an easy access to the specialized service offering treatment tailored to their specific needs.

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