Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: early intervention

How to Support Healing from Psychosis Versus Imposing Social Control

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This article is written for the loving supporter or social worker. My hope is that it will help you gain strategies for how to handle the relationship with someone experiencing psychosis.

Does Longer Duration of Untreated Psychosis Cause Worse Outcomes?

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New research counters the long-held assumption that a longer duration of untreated psychosis is associated with worse outcomes.

Stigmatizing Effects of the Psychosis-Risk Label

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Study examines the effects on participants of being told they are at risk of developing psychosis.

Early Intervention Can Change the Trajectory of Foster Care Children

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Study highlights the importance of early interventions for institutionalized children.

Early Attention to Life Circumstances and Relationships Improves Outcomes for Psychosis

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Coordinated care with employment support and family therapy leads to superior outcomes for those diagnosed with psychotic disorders.

Study Examines US Mortality Rates for First-Episode Psychosis

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At 12 months, rates of mortality for those diagnosed with first-episode psychosis are 24 times higher than the general population.

Mental Health First Aid: Your Friendly Neighborhood Mental Illness Maker

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I did it. I finally did it. I went and took a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) class. I had already conjured it up in my mind to be big, bad and terrible based on what I understood to be its basic premise, the affiliated website, and all I’ve ever heard about it from anyone else. However, the truth is that many of those anyones also hadn’t taken it, and so… what if it was better than we all thought? What if we were full of assumptions and were just plain wrong? What does an actual day in the life of Mental Health First Aid look like?

“Psychosis: With Early, Informed Intervention, There’s Hope”

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Columnist Nev Jones writes about the lack of adequate care for people in the US experiencing a first-episode of psychosis. “Evidence-based (or informed) psychotherapies...

RAISE-ing Some Questions

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All the media hubbub surrounding the recent publication of the RAISE study has been somewhat confusing. A sampler of headlines includes; Game Changer? (HuffPo); New Approach Advised to Treat Schizophrenia (New York Times); New York Times Issues Correction on RAISE Study Report; Landmark Study Recommends More Therapy, etc… What is one to make of all the fanfare and conflicting commentary?

The Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Study: Notes from...

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I was a psychiatrist who participated in the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode Early Treatment Program (RAISE ETP). Although I welcomed the positive headlines that heralded the study's results, the reports left me with mixed feelings. What happened to render the notion that talking to people about their experiences and helping them find jobs or go back to school is something novel?

Long-Term Social Supports Needed After Onset of Psychosis

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New data on the effects of social support after early onset of psychosis suggests that patients with intense social support function better than those without such help, but than once supports are removed the effects diminish.