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Early Intervention in Psychosis: A Guide to Concepts, Evidence and Interventions

Early Intervention in Psychosis: A Guide to Concepts, Evidence and Interventions

Max J. Birchwood (Editor), David Fowler (Editor), Chris Jackson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-97866-4

Apr 2001

390 pages

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The early recognition and treatment of psychosis--particularly in adolescents and young adults--is increasingly accepted as an important factor in the individual experience of mental illness, which can have major implications for mental health care and treatment. This book is one of the first books available on the treatment of psychosis.
About the Editors.
List of Contributors.
The Scope for Preventive Strategies in Early Psychosis: Logic, Evidence and Momentum (P. McGorry).
The Critical Period for Early Intervention (M. Birchwood).
Psychological Adjustment to Early Psychosis (C. Jackson and Z. Iqbal).
Psychological Formulation of Early Episodes of Psychosis: A Cognitive Model (D. Fowler).
The Early Development of Expressed Emotion and Burden in the Families of First Onset Psychosis (E. Kuipers and D. Raune).
Can Duration of Untreated Illness be Reduced? (T. Larsen, et al.).
Early Intervention in Psychosis: Pharmacotherapeutic Strategies (P. Bebbington).
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Early Psychosis (V. Drury).
The Treatment of Secondary Morbidity in First-Episode Psychosis (H. Jackson, et al.). Relapse Prevention in Early Psychosis (E. Spencer, et al.).
The Early Phase of Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Critical Period for Patients, Families and the Profession (D. Linszen and M. Birchwood).
Models of Early Intervention in Psychosis: An Analysis of Service Approaches (J. Edwards, et al.).
The IRIS Programme (F. Macmillan and D. Shiers).
Creative Journeys of Recovery: A Survivor Perspective (A. Reeves).
Early Intervention: The Economic Issues (N. Bosanquet).
"...this book provides an excellent summary of the arguments for change." (Behaviour Research & Therapy, No.40, 2002) 

" is robust, clinically applicable and, in a word, excellent…" (Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Vol.30, 2002)