Journal article

Cognitive intervention in early psychosis - preserving abilities versus remediating deficits

Christos Pantelis, Cassandra Wannan, Cali F Bartholomeusz, Kelly Allott, Patrick D McGorry

CURRENT OPINION IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015

Abstract

Remediation strategies have focused on a deficits model to plan restorative interventions, with inconsistent results. Here, we propose that different trajectories require different approaches to optimise outcomes and prevent disability for individuals with psychoses. We propose that for functions that are preserved in early psychosis, targeted approaches focusing on strengths and factors conferring resilience are needed. Alternatively, for deficits apparent from illness onset, other approaches such as cognitive adaptation may be necessary. Based on the limited evidence to date, this also implies that treatments aiming to preserve functions must be instigated at the earliest prodromal stage o..

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Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowships


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Funding Acknowledgements

Christos Pantelis and Patrick McGorry were supported by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowships (IDs: 628386; 1060996) and NHMRC Program Grants (IDs: 350241; 566529). Cali Bartholomeusz was supported by The Betty Lynch Fellowship of The University of Melbourne. Kelly Allott was supported by a postdoctoral Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the NHMRC (ID: 628884).