Journal article

Subjective experiences of cognitive functioning in early psychosis: a qualitative study

Andrea L Wright, Lisa J Phillips, Shayden Bryce, Catherine Morey-Nase, Kelly Allott

PSYCHOSIS-PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIAL AND INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Cognitive deficits are a risk factor for psychosis onset and are associated with poorer clinical and functional outcomes. Few studies, however, have examined the lived experience of these impairments, particularly in people with emerging psychosis. This qualitative study explored how individuals with early psychosis experienced cognitive functioning and its relationship with psychosocial functioning. Methods: Ten participants, aged 18 to 25, were recruited from an early psychosis assessment and treatment service. Data were collected using a semi-structured interview and analyzed using thematic analysis. The results revealed five overarching themes: 1) Cognitive Impairments; 2) Im..

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