Can antipsychotic dose reduction lead to better functional recovery in first-episode psychosis? A randomized controlled-trial of antipsychotic dose reduction. The reduce trial: study protocol

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Can antipsychotic dose reduction lead to better functional recovery in first-episode psychosis? A randomized controlled-trial of antipsychotic dose reduction. The reduce trial : study protocol. / Weller, Amber; Gleeson, John; Alvarez-Jimenez, Mario; McGorry, Patrick; Nelson, Barnaby; Allott, Kelly; Bendall, Sarah; Bartholomeusz, Cali; Koval, Peter; Harrigan, Susy; O'Donoghue, Brian; Fornito, Alex; Pantelis, Christos; Paul Amminger, G; Ratheesh, Aswin; Polari, Andrea; Wood, Stephen J; van der El, Kristi; Ellinghaus, Carli; Gates, Jesse; O'Connell, Jessica; Mueller, Marianne; Wunderink, Lex; Killackey, Eóin.

In: Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 29.11.2018.

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Weller, A, Gleeson, J, Alvarez-Jimenez, M, McGorry, P, Nelson, B, Allott, K, Bendall, S, Bartholomeusz, C, Koval, P, Harrigan, S, O'Donoghue, B, Fornito, A, Pantelis, C, Paul Amminger, G, Ratheesh, A, Polari, A, Wood, SJ, van der El, K, Ellinghaus, C, Gates, J, O'Connell, J, Mueller, M, Wunderink, L & Killackey, E 2018, 'Can antipsychotic dose reduction lead to better functional recovery in first-episode psychosis? A randomized controlled-trial of antipsychotic dose reduction. The reduce trial: study protocol', Early Intervention in Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1111/eip.12769

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Weller, A., Gleeson, J., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., McGorry, P., Nelson, B., Allott, K., Bendall, S., Bartholomeusz, C., Koval, P., Harrigan, S., O'Donoghue, B., Fornito, A., Pantelis, C., Paul Amminger, G., Ratheesh, A., Polari, A., Wood, S. J., van der El, K., Ellinghaus, C., ... Killackey, E. (2018). Can antipsychotic dose reduction lead to better functional recovery in first-episode psychosis? A randomized controlled-trial of antipsychotic dose reduction. The reduce trial: study protocol. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1111/eip.12769

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Weller, Amber ; Gleeson, John ; Alvarez-Jimenez, Mario ; McGorry, Patrick ; Nelson, Barnaby ; Allott, Kelly ; Bendall, Sarah ; Bartholomeusz, Cali ; Koval, Peter ; Harrigan, Susy ; O'Donoghue, Brian ; Fornito, Alex ; Pantelis, Christos ; Paul Amminger, G ; Ratheesh, Aswin ; Polari, Andrea ; Wood, Stephen J ; van der El, Kristi ; Ellinghaus, Carli ; Gates, Jesse ; O'Connell, Jessica ; Mueller, Marianne ; Wunderink, Lex ; Killackey, Eóin. / Can antipsychotic dose reduction lead to better functional recovery in first-episode psychosis? A randomized controlled-trial of antipsychotic dose reduction. The reduce trial : study protocol. In: Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 2018.

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title = "Can antipsychotic dose reduction lead to better functional recovery in first-episode psychosis? A randomized controlled-trial of antipsychotic dose reduction. The reduce trial: study protocol",
abstract = "Antipsychotic medication has been the mainstay of treatment for psychotic illnesses for over 60 years. This has been associated with improvements in positive psychotic symptoms and a reduction in relapse rates. However, there has been little improvement in functional outcomes for people with psychosis. At the same time there is increasing evidence that medications contribute to life shortening metabolic and cardiovascular illnesses. There is also uncertainty as to the role played by antipsychotic medication in brain volume changes.AIM: The primary aim of the study is, in a population of young people with first-episode psychosis, to compare functional outcomes between an antipsychotic dose reduction strategy with evidence-based intensive recovery treatment (EBIRT) group (DRS+) and an antipsychotic maintenance treatment with EBIRT group (AMTx+) at 24-months follow-up.METHODS: Our single-blind randomized controlled trial, within a specialist early psychosis treatment setting, will test the whether the DRS+ group leads to better vocational and social recovery than, the AMTx+ group over a 2-year period in 180 remitted first-episode psychosis patients. Additionally, we will examine the effect of DRS+ vs AMTx+ on physical health, brain volume and cognitive functioning. This study will also determine whether the group receiving DRS+ will be no worse off in terms of psychotic relapses over 2 years follow-up.RESULTS: This paper presents the protocol, rationale and hypotheses for this study which commenced recruitment in July 2017.CONCLUSION: This study will provide evidence as to whether an antipsychotic dose-reduction recovery treatment leads to improved functioning and safer outcomes in first-episode psychosis patients. In addition, it will be the first-controlled experiment of the effect of exposure to antipsychotic maintenance treatment on brain volume changes in this population.",
keywords = "antipsychotic medication, dose reduction, first-episode psychosis, functional recovery, protocol",
author = "Amber Weller and John Gleeson and Mario Alvarez-Jimenez and Patrick McGorry and Barnaby Nelson and Kelly Allott and Sarah Bendall and Cali Bartholomeusz and Peter Koval and Susy Harrigan and Brian O'Donoghue and Alex Fornito and Christos Pantelis and {Paul Amminger}, G and Aswin Ratheesh and Andrea Polari and Wood, {Stephen J} and {van der El}, Kristi and Carli Ellinghaus and Jesse Gates and Jessica O'Connell and Marianne Mueller and Lex Wunderink and E{\'o}in Killackey",
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day = "29",
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language = "English",
journal = "Early Intervention in Psychiatry",
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T1 - Can antipsychotic dose reduction lead to better functional recovery in first-episode psychosis? A randomized controlled-trial of antipsychotic dose reduction. The reduce trial

T2 - study protocol

AU - Weller, Amber

AU - Gleeson, John

AU - Alvarez-Jimenez, Mario

AU - McGorry, Patrick

AU - Nelson, Barnaby

AU - Allott, Kelly

AU - Bendall, Sarah

AU - Bartholomeusz, Cali

AU - Koval, Peter

AU - Harrigan, Susy

AU - O'Donoghue, Brian

AU - Fornito, Alex

AU - Pantelis, Christos

AU - Paul Amminger, G

AU - Ratheesh, Aswin

AU - Polari, Andrea

AU - Wood, Stephen J

AU - van der El, Kristi

AU - Ellinghaus, Carli

AU - Gates, Jesse

AU - O'Connell, Jessica

AU - Mueller, Marianne

AU - Wunderink, Lex

AU - Killackey, Eóin

N1 - © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

PY - 2018/11/29

Y1 - 2018/11/29

N2 - Antipsychotic medication has been the mainstay of treatment for psychotic illnesses for over 60 years. This has been associated with improvements in positive psychotic symptoms and a reduction in relapse rates. However, there has been little improvement in functional outcomes for people with psychosis. At the same time there is increasing evidence that medications contribute to life shortening metabolic and cardiovascular illnesses. There is also uncertainty as to the role played by antipsychotic medication in brain volume changes.AIM: The primary aim of the study is, in a population of young people with first-episode psychosis, to compare functional outcomes between an antipsychotic dose reduction strategy with evidence-based intensive recovery treatment (EBIRT) group (DRS+) and an antipsychotic maintenance treatment with EBIRT group (AMTx+) at 24-months follow-up.METHODS: Our single-blind randomized controlled trial, within a specialist early psychosis treatment setting, will test the whether the DRS+ group leads to better vocational and social recovery than, the AMTx+ group over a 2-year period in 180 remitted first-episode psychosis patients. Additionally, we will examine the effect of DRS+ vs AMTx+ on physical health, brain volume and cognitive functioning. This study will also determine whether the group receiving DRS+ will be no worse off in terms of psychotic relapses over 2 years follow-up.RESULTS: This paper presents the protocol, rationale and hypotheses for this study which commenced recruitment in July 2017.CONCLUSION: This study will provide evidence as to whether an antipsychotic dose-reduction recovery treatment leads to improved functioning and safer outcomes in first-episode psychosis patients. In addition, it will be the first-controlled experiment of the effect of exposure to antipsychotic maintenance treatment on brain volume changes in this population.

AB - Antipsychotic medication has been the mainstay of treatment for psychotic illnesses for over 60 years. This has been associated with improvements in positive psychotic symptoms and a reduction in relapse rates. However, there has been little improvement in functional outcomes for people with psychosis. At the same time there is increasing evidence that medications contribute to life shortening metabolic and cardiovascular illnesses. There is also uncertainty as to the role played by antipsychotic medication in brain volume changes.AIM: The primary aim of the study is, in a population of young people with first-episode psychosis, to compare functional outcomes between an antipsychotic dose reduction strategy with evidence-based intensive recovery treatment (EBIRT) group (DRS+) and an antipsychotic maintenance treatment with EBIRT group (AMTx+) at 24-months follow-up.METHODS: Our single-blind randomized controlled trial, within a specialist early psychosis treatment setting, will test the whether the DRS+ group leads to better vocational and social recovery than, the AMTx+ group over a 2-year period in 180 remitted first-episode psychosis patients. Additionally, we will examine the effect of DRS+ vs AMTx+ on physical health, brain volume and cognitive functioning. This study will also determine whether the group receiving DRS+ will be no worse off in terms of psychotic relapses over 2 years follow-up.RESULTS: This paper presents the protocol, rationale and hypotheses for this study which commenced recruitment in July 2017.CONCLUSION: This study will provide evidence as to whether an antipsychotic dose-reduction recovery treatment leads to improved functioning and safer outcomes in first-episode psychosis patients. In addition, it will be the first-controlled experiment of the effect of exposure to antipsychotic maintenance treatment on brain volume changes in this population.

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KW - dose reduction

KW - first-episode psychosis

KW - functional recovery

KW - protocol

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DO - 10.1111/eip.12769

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JO - Early Intervention in Psychiatry

JF - Early Intervention in Psychiatry

SN - 1751-7885

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