FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY IN FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS
Grant number: 1051891 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016
People with psychotic illness, even with good treatment, do not tend to make functional recovery. They are over represented among the unemployed, the homeless, and have poorer physical health and earlier death than the general population. Despite the significant personal, societal and economic cost of these poor outcomes there has been little research into these areas. This fellowship builds on my work in vocational recovery to broaden knowledge about, and interventions for, functional recovery in first episode psychosis.
Related publications (15)
Can antipsychotic dose reduction lead to better functional recovery in first-episode psychosis? A randomized controlled-trial of antipsychotic dose reduction. The reduce trial: Study protocol
Amber Weller, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Patrick McGorry, Barnaby Nelson, Kelly Allott, Sarah Bendall, Cali Bartholomeusz, Peter Koval, Susy Harrigan, Brian O'Donoghue, Alex Fornito, Christos Pantelis, G Paul Amminger, Aswin Ratheesh, Andrea Polari, Stephen J Wood, Kristi van der El, Carli Ellinghaus, Jesse Gates
Antipsychotic medication has been the mainstay of treatment for psychotic illnesses for over 60 years. This has been associated wi..
Factors associated with vocational disengagement among young people entering mental health treatment
Emma Caruana, Kelly Allott, John Farhall, Emma M Parrish, Christopher G Davey, Andrew M Chanen, Eoin Killackey, Susan M Cotton
AIM: Most mental disorders have their onset by age 25, disrupting normative vocational engagement. Factors associated with vocatio..
Contribution of neurocognition to 18-month employment outcomes in first-episode psychosis
George J Karambelas, Sue M Cotton, John Farhall, Eoin Killackey, Kelly A Allott
AIM: To examine whether baseline neurocognition predicts vocational outcomes over 18 months in patients with first-episode psychos..
Need for clinical neuropsychological assessment in headspace youth mental health services: A national survey of providers
Kelly Allott, Kristi van-der-EL, Shayden Bryce, Matthew Hamilton, Sophie Adams, Liz Burgat, Eoin Killackey, Debra Rickwood
Objective: To determine the perceived met and unmet need for clinical neuropsychological assessment (CNA) in headspace youth menta..
Vocational engagement among young people entering mental health treatment compared with their general population peers
Emma Caruana, John Farhall, Susan M Cotton, Emma Parrish, Kristi van-der-EL, Christopher G Davey, Andrew M Chanen, Shayden D Bryce, Eoin Killackey, Kelly Allott
AIM: To compare rates of vocational engagement for youth entering specialist mental health treatment with the general population. ..
The Contribution of Employment Duration to 18-Month Neurocognitive Outcomes in First-Episode Psychosis
George J Karambelas, Kelly A Allott, Eoin Killackey, John Farhall, Sue M Cotton
OBJECTIVE: Increased employment duration has been associated with change in performance on specific neurocognitive domains in popu..
A Comparison of Vocational Engagement Among Young People with Psychosis, Depression and Borderline Personality Pathology
E Caruana, SM Cotton, J Farhall, EM Parrish, A Chanen, CG Davey, E Killackey, K Allott
Poor vocational engagement is well documented among young people experiencing first-episode psychosis (FEP). The aim of the presen..
Co-morbid depressive disorder is associated with better neurocognitive performance in first episode schizophrenia spectrum
Sarah E Herniman, Sue M Cotton, Eoin Killackey, Robert Hester, Kelly A Allott
BACKGROUND: Both major depressive disorder (MDD) and first episode schizophrenia spectrum (FES) are associated with significant ne..
An examination of sex differences in neurocognition and social cognition in first-episode psychosis
Haylee Danaher, Kelly Allott, Eoin Killackey, Robert Hester, Sue Cotton
Due to the dearth and conflicting findings of previous research, it is unclear whether males and females with first-episode psycho..
Cognitive Clusters in First-Episode Psychosis: Overlap With Healthy Controls and Relationship to Concurrent and Prospective Symptoms and Functioning
Jacqueline Uren, Susan M Cotton, Eoin Killackey, Michael M Saling, Kelly Allott
OBJECTIVE: To identify cognitive subgroups (comprising neurocognition and social cognition domains) within first-episode psychosis..
The psychometric validity of the Center for Epidemiological Studies - Depression Scale (CES-D) in first episode schizophrenia spectrum
Sarah E Herniman, Kelly A Allott, Eoin Killackey, Robert Hester, Sue M Cotton
Depressive pathology is common in first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders (FES), and is frequently assessed using the Cente..
Relationship between duration of untreated psychosis and neurocognition and social cognition in first-episode psychosis
Zhi Xiang On, Susan Cotton, John Farhall, Eoin Killackey, Kelly Allott
Cognitive impairment is common in first-episode psychosis (FEP); however, the relationship between duration of untreated psychosis..
Beyond Clinical Remission in First Episode Psychosis: Thoughts on Antipsychotic Maintenance vs. Guided Discontinuation in the Functional Recovery Era
M Alvarez-Jimenez, B O'Donoghue, A Thompson, JF Gleeson, S Bendall, C Gonzalez-Blanch, E Killackey, L Wunderink, PD McGorry
Treatment guidelines for first episode psychosis (FEP) recommend at least 1 year of antipsychotic treatment following remission; h..
Exploring cognitive heterogeneity in first-episode psychosis: What cluster analysis can reveal
Maree P Reser, Kelly A Allott, Eoin Killackey, John Farhall, Susan M Cotton
Variable outcomes in first-episode psychosis (FEP) are partly attributable to heterogeneity in cognitive functioning. To aid ident..
Neurocognitive and social cognitive predictors of cannabis use in first-episode psychosis
Chelsea Arnold, Kelly Allott, John Farhall, Eoin Killackey, Sue Cotton
BACKGROUND: Findings are unclear as to whether cannabis use is associated with better cognitive functioning in individuals with ps..