Psychosis is a complex phenomenon, one that we are just beginning to understand. All too often, individuals in the midst of a psychotic episode are faced with two choices: either no treatment at all, or coercive, medicalized approaches. What alternatives are available? What more could we be doing? In this episode, Dr. Neely Myers, an assistant professor of anthropology at Southern Methodist University, argues that we can take advantage of the fact that psychosis often first manifests in young adulthood, and that the right kind of early intervention can stave off the worst of the illness.