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PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH
(2007-04-11)
(wgvu) - A PROGRAM AIMED AT EARLY DETECTION AND
TREATMENT OF SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS IN YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE
EXPANDED INTO MICHIGAN AND TWO OTHER STATES.
A PROJECT IN PORTLAND, MAINE TARGETS PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 AND 25 WHO'VE SHOWN EARLY SYMPTOMS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA OR OTHER PSYCHOTIC
DISORDERS.
THE PROJECT IS BEING LED BY DOCTOR WILLIAM MCFARLANE. HE SAYS
OVER SIX YEARS, ONLY 14% OF PARTICIPANTS HAVE SUFFERED FROM
A MAJOR PSYCHOTIC EPISODE A YEAR AFTER JOINING THE PROGRAM COMPARED
WITH THE TYPICAL RATE OF 60-70%.
A FOUR-YEAR, $12 MILLION-DOLLAR GRANT FROM THE ROBERT WOOD
JOHNSON FOUNDATION WILL FUND RESEARCH IN YPSILANTI BY THE WASHTENAW
COMMUNITY HEALTH ORGANIZATION.

(COPYRIGHT 2007 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


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