The Recognition and Management of Early Psychosis

The Recognition and Management of Early Psychosis

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Edited by Henry J. Jackson, Patrick D. McGorry
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2nd edition, 19/02/2009
EAN 9780521617314, ISBN10: 0521617316

Paperback, 444 pages, 24.4 x 18.8 x 2.4 cm

Psychotic illness is managed and treated with best results when it is recognized at the earliest stages of a person developing the disorder, or when that person is identified as being at high risk of doing so. Describing a stage-specific model highlighting the risk, the clinical and biological factors present during the development of the illness, and the best treatments available for each of these stages, this new edition will guide practitioners and researchers in the adoption of carefully planned management strategies fully integrating treatment with prevention. Issues such as resistance to drugs and vocational recovery are covered, with related topics such as service organization and community education. This will be essential reading for all those involved in the care of people with early psychotic illness, or those responsible for the organization of services.

'… not just an updated version of the first edition … it is a near-total reworking of the entire book … a superb book, and every clinician who encounters patients at risk for psychosis or suffering from first episode psychosis should be familiar with the material it presents.' Doody's