Components of STEP Research
In addition to treating patients, STEP is committed to conducting research that will assist in our understanding of the best ways, both clinically and financially, to treat young people in the early stages of a psychotic episode. We are particularly interested in gauging the value of early intervention. Our research efforts involve:
- Compensated yearly diagnostic reviews and evaluations of symptoms and functioning
- Compensated six-month evaluations of symptoms and functioning
- Evaluating outcomes of patients receiving treatment in the clinic as compared to those receiving treatment in the community
- Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of early intervention in a U.S. public mental health center.