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First Episode Psychosis

Author : Katherine J. Aitchison
ISBN : 1853174351
Genre : Medical
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The new edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated to include the latest data concerning treatment of first-episode patients. Drawing from their experience, the authors discuss the presentation and assessment of the first psychotic episode and review the appropriate use of antipsychotic agents and psychosocial approaches in effective management.

First Episode Psychosis

Author : Sarah Bromley
ISBN : 1770525955
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A first episode of psychosis is confusing and frightening for those who experience it, and for their family and friends. This distress is heightened when those involved don't understand what is happening, and what can be done to help. This brief and helpful guide outlines the symptoms, phases, causes, different types and the treatment of psychosis. This knowledge can help to increase understanding, and to promote recovery.

Cbt For Those At Risk Of A First Episode Psychosis

Author : Mark van der Gaag
ISBN : 9781135052706
Genre : Psychology
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Can severe mental illness be prevented by early intervention? Mental illness is highly prevalent in the general population and has its onset mostly in adolescence and young adulthood. Early intervention usually leads to improved prognosis. This book describes a newly developed, evidence based cognitive behavioural intervention that can be used by clinicians to treat the precursor symptoms of psychosis and other severe mental illness. CBT for those at risk of a First Episode Psychosis offers a detailed new psychotherapy that has been shown to reduce the chance of transition to a first psychotic episode and to improve the chance for recovery. This encompasses: Psycho-education about prepsychotic symptoms A review of literature about psychological processes that are known to play a role in the development of psychosis A comprehensive manual – illustrated by numerous clinical vignettes - that can be used to treat help-seeking subjects with an increased risk of developing psychosis. Links to online resources and exercises to be used in therapy and education. A description of the multicentre randomized clinical trial investigating this new psychotherapy. The vast collective experience and expertise of the authors of this handbook results in an invaluable text for clinicians working in mental health care, as well as students, lecturers and researchers who have an interest in the prevention of schizophrenia and other severe mental illness.

The First Episode Of Psychosis

Author : Michael T Compton
ISBN : 0199707006
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The First Episode of Psychosis is the ideal book for patients experiencing the frightening and confusing initial episode of psychosis, which often occurs during late adolescence or early adulthood, and which affects nearly 3% of all people over the course of their lifetime. The book covers a range of disorders, focusing on primary psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder, clearly describing symptoms, early warning signs, and treatment--information that is essential for patients and families faced with the challenges posed by psychosis. The book also discusses psychiatric evaluation, healthy lifestyle choices, and the stigma often associated with mental illnesses. Worksheets allow readers to keep records of symptoms to facilitate communication with care providers, and an extensive glossary clarifies the dizzying array of terms used by medical professionals. Optimistic, practical, and recovery-oriented, The First Episode of Psychosis will help patients and their families to take an active, informed role in their care to ensure the best possible prognosis.

Future Directed Thinking In First Episode Psychosis

Author : Emmeline Goodby
ISBN : OCLC:897879246
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Working It Out

Author : Gina Chinnery
ISBN : 0987110284
Genre : Mentally ill
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The content of this manual has been derived from international evidence combined with many years of experience of planning, implementing and delivering early psychosis interventions to young people and their families.This manual presents evidence and clinical expertise to help services establish and implement a vocational recovery program with a practical focus.It is based on the vocational recovery program developed and implemented at Orygen in Melbourne, Australia, using specific examples from the vocational recovery program at Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program, as well as from other services available within Australia.Although the manual has been developed based on the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) Model, the information contained in this manual may be more broadly applied in the field of youth mental health.

First Episode Psychosis

Author : Donna Czuchta
ISBN : OCLC:768533333
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Bipolar Affective Disorder And Schizophrenia With First Episode Psychosis

Author : Hiu-Fai Kwan
ISBN : 1361001550
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This dissertation, "Bipolar Affective Disorder and Schizophrenia With First-episode Psychosis: Baseline and Outcome Study in Hong Kong" by Hiu-fai, Kwan, 關曉暉, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Objective: The aim of the current study was to investigate the differences in baseline characteristics and three-year outcomes between two diagnostic categories with presentation of first-episode psychosis: bipolar affective disorder (mania with psychotic features) and schizophrenia. The comparison was based on pre-treatment characteristics, clinical presentation, symptomatic and functional outcomes, and engagement in risk behaviours. Methods:461 schizophrenic patients and 54 bipolar affective disorder (BAD) patients between the ages of 15 to 25 years from a local first-episode psychosis treatment program within the years2001 to 2003 were studied. Researchers collected detailed data on baseline and three-year follow up variables from systematic medical file review for statistical analyses. Results: At service entry, compared to schizophrenic patients, bipolar affective disorder(BAD)patients exhibited more prominent positive symptoms (p = 0.01), were younger at first presentation and had a higher unemployment rate (p Conclusion: The outstanding baseline poorer functioning level of bipolar affective disorder patients have progressively made a modest improvement in functional outcomes at the end of three-year follow up. BAD patients also displayed a marked improvement with fewer positive symptoms in the follow up. The results suggest a differentiation in symptomatology and the course of illness between bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia with first-episode psychosis. In coherence with other scholastic literature, duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) associates with remission(Crumlish et al., 2009;Chang et al., 2012a), positive symptoms(Barnes et.al., 2008; Chang et.al., 2012b; Clarke et al., 2006; Crumlish et.al., 2009;), and functional outcomes(Barnes et al., 2008; Chang et al., 2012b; Clarke et.al., 2006; Crumlish et.al, 2009; Fusar-Poli et al., 2009). Moreover, further exploration about the diagnostic-specific therapeutic window for early intervention, symptoms management, and rehabilitation strategies in occupational training are in demand. DOI: 10.5353/th_b5087740 Subjects: Psychoses - China - Hong Kong Manic-depressive illness - China - Hong Kong Affective disorders - China - Hong Kong Schizophrenia - China - Hong Kong

Adherence To Follow Up In First Episode Psychosis

Author : Katerina Nikolitch
ISBN : OCLC:979422963
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"Objective: There are disparities in mental health care access and adherence for visible minority (VM) patients. The objectives of this study were: 1) to determine whether VM patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) are at higher risk for treatment non-adherence than White patients, and 2) to elicit the perceptions of case managers (CMs) regarding VM patients. Method: Data regarding 168 patients referred to a First-Episode Psychosis Clinic from 2008 to 2011 were collected via chart review. For 110 patients, a questionnaire filled by each patient's CM collected quantitative and qualitative data regarding the CMs' perceptions of patients' insight, cooperation, and adherence to appointments and medication. Differential treatment adherence in White and VM patients were tested via chi-square analyses. CM ratings of adherence were compared to objective data via Cohen's kappa. Qualitative data was analyzed via thematic analysis. Results: Black patients had poorer follow-up compared to other patients ([chi]2=5.4, df=1, p=0.02). Concordance of CM-reported adherence and chart data was significant for the VM group only (kappa= 0.444, p=0.002). In CM perceptions, there was no significant difference between ethnic groups in adherence to appointments and medication, insight, or family involvement. Conclusions: Although Canada is often perceived as tolerant of diversity, our data regarding poor follow-up in Black patients indicate similar problems to those reported in the UK and US. Clinicians may have low expectations for VM patients and therefore notice more consistently when VM patients adhere well to treatment. This is the first study to examine ethnic differences in adherence to FEP follow-up in a Canadian setting. " --

Promoting Recovery From First Episode Psychosis

Author : Sabrina Baker
ISBN : 1770523820
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Family members can play a significant role in helping to identify early signs of psychosis, in seeking prompt and appropriate treatment for their relative, and in promoting the recovery process. The guide is divided into two parts: - Part I is designed to help families to support their relatives' recovery. It includes information about treatment of psychosis, crisis intervention, and working with mental health professionals. - Part II focusses on the family's journey to recovery. It describes specialized services for families, self-care strategies, and communication and limit-setting tips.

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