Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment
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.
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What is Psychosis? Psychosis is a set of disruptions to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult for them to recognize what is real and what isn’t. Psychosis describes an experience, not an illness, and it is more common than you may think.
What is a First Episode? A “First Episode” refers to the first time someone experiences psychotic symptoms or a psychotic episode. This can be highly disturbing and unfamiliar, leaving the person confused and distressed.
MAPNET is a program of the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center SUPPORTED BY A FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER GRANT FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH