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Family intervention in early psychosis

C McNab, D Linszen

The Recognition and Management of Early Psychosis: A Preventive Approach, Second Edition | Published : 2009

Abstract

Introduction Families caring for people with psychotic illness have been the subject of research and clinical interest for many decades. In large part, however, the available literature is limited to an exploration of the experiences of carers of people with chronic schizophrenia. Further, the primary focus in this field has been on the impact of families on patients, most notably, on caregiver factors that are associated with onset and relapse. Exploration of the impact of caregiving on carers themselves has been limited. This chapter summarizes research on family factors in psychosis, with particular reference to research into first-episode psychosis (FEP). It discusses early research on t..

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