Journal article

Life and treatment goals of individuals hospitalized for first-episode nonaffective psychosis

Claire E Ramsay, Beth Broussard, Sandra M Goulding, Sarah Cristofaro, Dustin Hall, Nadine J Kaslow, Eoin Killackey, David Penn, Michael T Compton

Psychiatry Research | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

First-episode psychosis typically emerges during late adolescence or young adulthood, interrupting achievement of crucial educational, occupational, and social milestones. Recovery-oriented approaches to treatment may be particularly applicable to this critical phase of the illness, but more research is needed on the life and treatment goals of individuals at this stage. Open-ended questions were used to elicit life and treatment goals from a sample of 100 people hospitalized for first-episode psychosis in an urban, public-sector setting in the southeastern United States. Employment, education, relationships, housing, health, and transportation were the most frequently stated life goals. Whe..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health grant R01 MH081011 to the last author.