PSYC 3690 Chapter Notes -Prodrome

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Published on 14 Apr 2013
School
University of Guelph
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 3690
Article #: 31
Title: Early Intervention for People with Psychosis
- it can take put to 2 years after the first signs of psychosis for individuals and their
families to begin to seek or receive appropriate help and treatment
- reasons for this delay can include lack of awareness, reluctance to seek help,
unspecific early stomas and stigma
- the first few years of severe mental illness carry the highest risk of serious physical,
social and legal harm
- 1/10 people with severe mental illness commits suicide and 2/3 of these occur within
the first 5 years of illness
- early intervention focuses on prevention as well as treatment, and aims to help
patients and their families at a relatively early stage of illness
What Does the Evidence for Early Intervention Show?
- people with prodromal symptoms (before the onset of serious illness where symptoms
are often unspecific) who received a phase-specific intervention plus care from a
specialized team, were significantly less likely to develop psychosis at a 6 month
follow up than those who only received care from a specialized team
- hospital admission rates were significantly reduced for first episode patients receiving
a phase-specific intervention
Does Delay in Getting Treatment Impair Recovery?
- psychosis can cause lasting damage to health and a delay in treating psychosis may
reduce chances of recovery, while intervening early on could improve recovery
changes
- the bigger the time gap, the more likely patients are to have poorer outcomes across a
range of measures
Can Clinicians Predict Which Patients Will Develop Psychosis?
- there are promising indications that clinicians can predict who is likely to develop a
psychotic illness
What Conclusions Can Be Drawn?
- while the study found evidence of a growing body of research and some encouraging
findings, the evidence base has yet to catch up with clinical developments
- the complete nature of psychotic illness - and of ʻearly interventionsʼ designed to
respond to this - makes it likely that no two specialized teams will be identical
- care needs to be taken to define the essential characteristics and activities of teams
and to monitor and review how frameworks are implemented in practice
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Document Summary

It can take put to 2 years after the rst signs of psychosis for individuals and their families to begin to seek or receive appropriate help and treatment. Reasons for this delay can include lack of awareness, reluctance to seek help, unspeci c early stomas and stigma. The rst few years of severe mental illness carry the highest risk of serious physical, social and legal harm. 1/10 people with severe mental illness commits suicide and 2/3 of these occur within the rst 5 years of illness. Early intervention focuses on prevention as well as treatment, and aims to help patients and their families at a relatively early stage of illness. Hospital admission rates were signi cantly reduced for rst episode patients receiving a phase-speci c intervention. Psychosis can cause lasting damage to health and a delay in treating psychosis may reduce chances of recovery, while intervening early on could improve recovery changes.

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