Evolving Psychosis: Different Stages, Different Treatments

1st Edition

Jan Olav Johannessen, Brian V. Martindale, Johan Cullberg

Routledge
Published February 23, 2006
Reference - 320 Pages - 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781583917237 - CAT# RU7233X
Series: The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis Book Series

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Summary

Can early, need-adapted treatment prevent the long-terms effects of psychosis?

How important is phase-specific treatment?

Evolving Psychosis explores the success of psycho-social treatments for psychosis in helping patients recover more quickly and stay well longer.

Mental health professionals from all over the world share their clinical experience and scientific findings to shed new light on the issues surrounding need-specific treatment. They cover: The Nature of Psychosis, Early Intervention in Psychosis, Phase-Specific Treatment of Psychosis and The Need for Integration. Particular attention is paid to the how treatment can be improved with individually tailored treatment programmes, early intervention, more integration between psychological treatments, and new and better diagnostic concepts.

This book incorporates new and controversial ideas which will stimulate discussion regarding the benefits of early, need-adapted treatment. It will be of interest to psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals interested in psycho-social approaches to psychosis.

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