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ITAREPS (Information Technology Aided Relapse Prevention in Schizophrenia) program was developed for rapid and targeted recognition of early warning signs of psychotic disorder relapse. It employs modern communication and information technology for timely intervention during initial phase of relapse.
The program will allow for reducing the number of illness exacerbations and subsequent psychiatric hospitalizations. ITAREPS can significantly improve and speed up communication between the patient and his/her outpatient psychiatrist. It will help the patients to stay in touch with their doctors regardless of their actual availability. As a result, the program can improve functional outcome, quality of life of patients with schizophrenia.
The participants of the project are a patient, a selected family member, and an outpatient psychiatrist. ITAREPS enables long-term follow-up of mental health of individuals with severe psychiatric disorder, using 21st Century technologies. The program was developed by experts from Prague Psychiatric Center, with support of Academia Medica Pragensis Ltd. for Eli Lilly and Comp., an exclusive partner of the project.