Physical Activity and Psychosis: Six-Month Outcome

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Chinese researchers find a significant correlation between physical activity and functional outcomes in a six-month prospective longitudinal study of first-episode psychosis. Results are in Schizophrenia Research, published online on September 9, 2013.

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Lee, E., Hui, C., Chang, W., Chan, S., et al; Impact of physical activity on functioning of patients with first-episode psychosis — A 6 months prospective longitudinal study. Schizophrenia Research. Online September 9, 2013

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Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].

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