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Recovering from a First Episode of Psychosis : An Integrated Approach to Early Intervention, Paperback / softback Book

Recovering from a First Episode of Psychosis : An Integrated Approach to Early Intervention Paperback / softback


Despite years of research, debate and changes in mental health policy, there is still a lack of consensus as to what recovery from psychosis actually means, how it should be measured and how it may ultimately be achieved.

In Recovering from a First Episode of Psychosis: An Integrated Approach to Early Intervention, it is argued that recovery from a first episode of psychosis (FEP) is comprised of three core elements: symptomatic, social and personal.

Moreover, all three types of recovery need to be the target of early intervention for psychosis programmes (EIP) which provide evidence-based, integrated, bio-psychosocial interventions delivered in the context of a value base offering hope, empowerment and a youth-focused approach. Over the 12 chapters in the book, the authors, all experienced clinicians and researchers from multi-professional backgrounds, demonstrate that long-term recovery needs to replace short term remission as the key target of early psychosis services and that, to achieve this, we need a change in the way we deliver EIP: one that takes account of the different stages of psychosis and the `bespoke' targeting of integrated medical, psychological and social treatments during the `critical period'. Illustrated with a wealth of clinical examples, this book will be of great interest to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and other associated mental health professionals.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 372 pages, 9 Halftones, black and white; 37 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Psychiatry
  • ISBN: 9781138669208

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