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Service user and carer experiences of seeking help for a first episode of psychosis: a UK qualitative study

  • Sanna Tanskanen1,
  • Nicola Morant2,
  • Mark Hinton1,
  • Brynmor Lloyd-Evans1, 3,
  • Michelle Crosby1,
  • Helen Killaspy3,
  • Rosalind Raine4,
  • Stephen Pilling5 and
  • Sonia Johnson1, 3Email author
BMC Psychiatry201111:157

Received: 20 January 2011

Accepted: 30 September 2011

Published: 30 September 2011

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Original Submission
20 Jan 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Feb 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ruth Gerson
30 Mar 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Israel Sykes
4 Jul 2011 Author responded Author comments - Brynmor Lloyd-Evans
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Jul 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Jul 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ruth Gerson
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
30 Sep 2011 Editorially accepted
30 Sep 2011 Article published 10.1186/1471-244X-11-157

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Authors’ Affiliations

Early Intervention Service, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane
Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London