Summary #212

Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes and provide access to care in the most appropriate settings
  • Studies of the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP) show that early access to psychological care can improve young adult lives quite a bit.
  • FEMAP is a program for 16 to 25-year-olds with mood and anxiety issues.
  • It offers a patient-centered approach in a youth-friendly setting, with care provided by a multidisciplinary team.
  • One study, in particular, shows major improvements in patient outcomes after FEMAP, suggesting that the program is a great investment for public health care.


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