Journal article

Community Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Interventions for Psychotic Disorders in Youth

Eoin Killackey, Mario Alyarez-Jimenez, Kelly Allott, Sarah Bendall, Patrick McGorry

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

During recovery, young people with psychosis need attention paid not only to their psychotic symptoms but also to the areas of functioning that restrict their capacity to live a fulfilled life in the community. Despite improvements in medications and psychological therapies, people with psychosis still have poor outcomes in functional domains such as vocation, physical health, housing, and imprisonment. This article reviews 2 of these areas: vocational functioning and physical health. It examines the extent of each of these issues, provides guidance as to what evidence there exists on which to base interventions, and describes such evidence.