Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 6, pp 623–630 | Cite as

Family Aided Community Treatment for the Treatment of Early Psychosis: A Proof of Concept Study

  • Ryan P. Melton
  • Cass Dykeman
Original Paper


Major psychotic disorders are one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. If these conditions are identified early and treatment promptly implemented, the prognosis is improved. This study examined the impact of a yearlong family aided community treatment (FACT) intervention upon psychiatric symptoms. Psychiatric symptom scores improved with the FACT intervention. Improved training on early recognition for mental health clinicians, implementation of a specific treatment model in community settings and policy around treatment funding allocation are implications of this study.


Major psychotic disorders Prodromal syndromes Family aided community treatment Early intervention with psychosis First episode psychosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Regional Research InstitutePortland State UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Counseling Academic UnitOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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