|September 3, 2019
Portland's PIER Program Featured in New York Times Article
The Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) program, developed by Maine Psychiatrist William McFarlane, MD of Maine Medical Partners and a member of MMA and the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, is featured in a recent New York Times article. The program is based on the idea that an impending psychotic break can be prevented if identified early and treated appropriately.
The program, now funded through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, takes a multidisciplinary approach and depends on early recognition of warning signs, including a decrease in job or school performance, increasing isolation, suspiciousness of others, and difficulty in thinking clearly. It has been replicated in approximately 18 sites around the country.
The article may be found here.< Previous Article | Next Article >
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