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Overview of Project

The RAISE Early Treatment Program (ETP) is a research study that compared two different ways of providing treatment for people experiencing the early stages of schizophrenia and related illnesses. Both types of treatment emphasized a comprehensive initial evaluation at the earliest point after symptoms appear. ETP treatments included medication, psychosocial therapies, and supportive services that address the multiple problems associated with these illnesses.

Dr. John Kane from the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY directed the ETP study. The study took place in 34 community mental health centers and hospital outpatient mental health facilities in 21 states across the nation. For a complete list of the ETP treatment facilities see Study Locations.

If you are interested in accessing the RAISE ETP study manuals please see Study Manuals.

To view the RAISE ETP statistical analysis plan click here.

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ETP is part of the National Institute of Mental Health's (NIMH) Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Project, under Contract No. HHSN-271-2009-00019C. It is one of two research teams conducting the RAISE Project that are being supported in whole or in part with Federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the NIMH, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. For more information on activities of the NIMH RAISE project, see

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