Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States (R34 Clinical Trial Required)

US Dept. of Health & Human Services: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Next deadline: Oct 16, 2021

Later deadlines: Nov 16, 2021, Feb 16, 2022, Mar 16, 2022, May 7, 2022

Grant amount: Up to US $450,000

Fields of work: Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Clinical Behavioral

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

Overview:

NOTE: Applications are due by 5 pm submitter's local time. 

Approximately 100,000 adolescents and young adults in the United States experience a first episode of psychosis (FEP) every year. The early phase of psychotic illness is widely viewed as a critical opportunity for indicated prevention, and a chance to alter the downward trajectory and poor outcomes associated with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. Unfortunately, numerous studies find a substantial delay between the onset of psychotic symptoms and the initiation of FEP care; in the U.S. treatment is typically delayed between one and three years. Early identification of FEP, rapid referral to evidence-based Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) for early psychosis, and effective engagement in CSC services are essential to shortening the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) and pre-empting the functional deterioration common in psychotic disorders. The World Health Organization advocates reducing DUP to 3 months or less.

Accordingly, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks planning research project grant applications that:

  • Identify a baseline rate of DUP in community or institutional settings;
  • Map referral pathways to CSC care,
  • Identify bottlenecks and gaps in the pathway to CSC care, and
  • Develop and pilot test feasible strategies for substantially reducing DUP among persons with FEP.

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