the first episode of psychosis a guide for patients and their families

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The First Episode Of Psychosis

Author : Michael T Compton
ISBN : 0199707006
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 43. 96 MB
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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.

Promoting Recovery In Early Psychosis

Author : Paul French
ISBN : 1444318829
Genre : Psychology
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[There has been an] extraordinary shift in how we understand and treat psychosis, none more so than in the arena of Early Intervention (EI) bringing with it new hope for young people with emerging psychosis and their families. From the introduction to the book Centred around the Early Psychosis Declaration (EPD), this book explores the declaration's five themes through contributions from a sizeable number of mental health practitioners, service-users and carers. It is designed to help those working with people experiencing psychosis at an early stage of illness to develop and implement effective early intervention skills, enabling them to examine and refine their practice. Most importantly, the book is a practical guide to delivering early intervention strategies with a unique focus on recovery. Includes an abundance of case studies to link theory to practice Evidence-based Edited by an team with a wealth of clinical and research experience Suitable for qualified practitioners from all disciplines working in the Early Intervention field, including mental health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists and lecturer/practitioners

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Author : Peter R. Breggin, MD
ISBN : 9780826108449
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 44. 27 MB
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This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, stimulants, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. It describes a method developed by the author throughout years of clinical experience, consultations with experienced colleagues, and scientific research. Based on a person-centered collaborative approach, with patients as partners, this method builds on a cooperative and empathic team effort involving prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families or support network. The author, known for such books as Talking Back to Prozac, Toxic Psychiatry, and Medication Madness, is a lifelong reformer and scientist in mental health whose work has brought about significant change in psychiatric practice. This book provides critical information about when to consider psychiatric drug reduction or withdrawal, and how to accomplish it as safely, expeditiously, and comfortably as possible. It offers the theoretical framework underlying this approach along with extensive scientific information, practical advice, and illustrative case studies that will assist practitioners in multiple ways, including in how to: Recognize common and sometimes overlooked adverse drug effects that may require withdrawal Treat emergencies during drug therapy and during withdrawal Determine the first drugs to withdraw during multi-drug therapy Distinguish between withdrawal reactions, newly occurring emotional problems, and recurrence of premedication issues Estimate the length of withdrawal

The Recognition And Management Of Early Psychosis

Author : Henry J. Jackson
ISBN : 9780521617314
Genre : Medical
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This new edition describes a stage-specific model highlighting the risk, the clinical and biological factors present during the development of psychotic illness, and the best treatments available for each of these stages. Guides practitioners and researchers in the adoption of carefully planned management strategies fully integrating treatment with prevention.

Medifocus Guidebook On Schizophrenia

Author :, Inc. Staff
ISBN : 9781456355937
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The MediFocus Guidebook on Schizophrenia is the most comprehensive, up-to-date source of information available. You will get answers to your questions, including risk factors of Schizophrenia, standard and alternative treatment options, leading doctors, hospitals and medical centers that specialize in Schizophrenia, results of the latest clinical trials, support groups and additional resources, and promising new treatments on the horizon. This one of a kind Guidebook offers answers to your critical health questions including the latest treatments, clinical trials, and expert research; high quality, professional level information you can trust and understand culled from the latest peer-reviewed journals; and a unique resource to find leading experts, institutions, and support organizations including contact information and hyperlinks. This Guidebook was updated on January 18, 2012.

Textbook Of Psychotherapeutic Treatments

Author : Glen O. Gabbard
ISBN : 9781585623044
Genre : Medical
File Size : 79. 79 MB
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Sure to become the standard text for all students and practicing psychotherapists, whatever their background, the "Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments" addresses all the major psychotherapeutic modalities in one comprehensive, authoritative volume.

Implementing Early Intervention In Psychosis

Author : Jane Edwards
ISBN : 184184053X
Genre : Medical
File Size : 80. 43 MB
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There is increasing interest in the setting up of specialised centers focused on treating young people in order to secure better outcomes and prevent the accrual of disabilities. This practical handbook is aimed at mental health professionals and administrators. The rationale for early intervention is outlined and the authors describe the key elements of an early intervention strategy. There is strong emphasis on program evaluation and specific suggestions for application in an early psychosis context. Common issues and challenges in implementing early psychosis foci in the real world are highlighted. Numerous examples of early intervention strategies in operation around the globe are provided and progress on an international early psychosis consensus statement is outlined. 25 international advisors have been involved in the development of the project, making the book a unique, relevant and constructive guide for all professionals involved in this area.

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