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A comparison of clinician, youth, and parent beliefs about helpfulness of interventions for early psychosis

Anthony F Jorm, Amy J Morgan, Annemarie Wright



OBJECTIVE: This study explored whether there are gaps between the beliefs of clinicians and those of young people and their parents about the appropriate interventions for early psychosis. METHODS: Postal surveys of 105 Australian general practitioners, 155 psychiatrists, 183 psychologists, and 106 mental health nurses asked about the likely helpfulness of a wide range of potential interventions, covering helping professions, medications, psychological interventions, complementary interventions, and self-help. The results from these clinicians were compared with data from a national telephone survey of 968 Australian youths (ages 12-25 years) and 531 of their parents. RESULTS: Young people a..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Program

Funding Acknowledgements

[ "Funding was provided by grant 179805 from the National Health and Medical Research Council Program, the Colonial Foundation, and Beyondblue: The National Depression Initiative. Claire Kelly, Ph.D., Robyn Langlands, M. A., Betty Kitchener, M. Nurs., and Len Kanowski, M. Sc., had input into the survey content. Staff of the Social Research Centre provided advice on the methodology of the youth and parent survey. Eoin Killackey, D. Psych., provided advice on the interpretation of clinicians' beliefs. The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and the Australian and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses assisted with the sampling of professionals.", "The authors report no competing interests." ]