Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment

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Welcome to MAPNET! 
MAPNET is dedicated to the early detection and treatment of
mental illness. We are a Technical Assistance Center with the goal
of connecting and supporting First Episode Psychosis service providers
in Massachusetts.

Click here to learn about our upcoming conferences!


What is Psychosis? Psychosis is characterized as disruptions to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult for them to recognize what is real and what isn’t. Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness, and it is more common than you may think. (NAMI)

What is a First Episode? A First Episode refers to the first time someone experiences psychotic symptoms or a psychotic episode. The symptoms can be highly disturbing and unfamiliar, leaving the person confused and distressed. (Yale STEP)

 
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