Journal article

The MAC-P program: A pilot study of a mindfulness and compassion program for youth with psychotic experiences

Tara Hickey, Barnaby Nelson, Joanne Enticott, Graham Meadows

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the feasibility, acceptability and the potential clinical utility of a novel mindfulness and compassion program (MAC-P) designed for youth with a range of psychotic experiences. METHOD: A non-randomised, non-controlled prospective follow-up study was conducted. Eighteen participants who either met criteria for the 'at risk mental state' or were experiencing a psychotic episode or had a recent diagnosis of schizophrenia attended the 8-week program. Participants completed clinical assessments pre-treatment, post-treatment and at 6-week follow-up which measured a range of symptoms (psychosis, anxiety, depression and stress) and psycho..

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