Early Intervention in Psychiatry: EI of nearly everything for better mental health

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The early recognition and treatment of psychiatric disorders constitutes secondary prevention: to date, the best evidence and best practice has been in EI for psychosis in young people.

This new title will inform interventions in people from all age groups, building on the core components of excellent services: holistic, more engaging, low impact, culture- and age-sensitive practices, robust crisis interventions, assertive case management, flexible home visiting, family consulting, and in- and out-of-hours active response services. EI Teams have a low threshold to identify cases, reduce stigma in patients and their local community, engage users and carers in services even if treatment is not indicated or not available, and vigorously treat the first signs of the disorder in the first three years (“the critical period”). In managing a complex mix of possible noncases and cases, medication is only one option and part of phase-specific psychosocial interventions: education, family work, cognitive behavioural therapy, assertive community treatment, substance misuse and vocational interventions, amongst others.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (November 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470683422
  • ISBN-13: 9780470683422

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