Interviews with 30 individuals three to five years after initial treatment for a first-episode psychosis found that a majority considered themselves to be recovered, and that recovery was described as improvement in at least one of three domains: illness recovery, psychological and personal recovery, and social and functional recovery. There was variation in the extent to which recovery was perceived as alleviation of symptoms and elimination of underlying vulnerability to illness. Results will appear in Psychiatric Services.
Recovery: Personal, Achievable, and Multidimensional
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