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Early Intervention in Psychiatry

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314591/relationship-between-metacognitive-beliefs-and-psychosocial-performance-in-at-risk-states-of-psychosis-and-patients-with-first-psychotic-episodes
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Martin Brüne, Kim-Alisha Drommelschmidt, Seza Krüger-Özgürdal, Georg Juckel
AIMS: Improving diagnostic batteries to identify individuals at-risk for developing psychotic disorders as early as possible is an ongoing challenge in schizophrenia research. Here, we sought to explore whether metacognition in at-risk of developing psychosis would differ from that of first episode psychosis and unaffected controls and whether dysfunctional metacognitive beliefs would be associated with psychosocial functioning in the clinical groups. METHODS: Twenty-three subjects at-risk of psychosis were compared with a group of 15 first psychotic episode patients and 21 healthy controls with regard to their metacognitive beliefs and psychosocial functioning...
January 4, 2018: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282872/psychotic-spectrum-symptoms-cumulative-adversity-exposure-and-substance-use-among-high-risk-girls
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Amy E Lansing, Wendy Y Plante, Christine Fennema-Notestine, Shahrokh Golshan, Audrey N Beck
AIM: Psychotic-spectrum symptoms are linked to trauma, substance/alcohol use (SAU), criminality/violence and poor functional outcomes, supporting the need for early detection in vulnerable populations. To better understand high-risk girls' mental health, we assessed: (1) psychotic-spectrum symptoms; (2) cumulative trauma, adversity and loss exposures (C-TALE) and adversity-indicators (symptoms, maladaptive coping, stressor-reactivity); and SAU risk-factors; and (3) relationships among psychotic-spectrum symptoms, adversity-indicators and SAU risk-factors...
December 28, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278296/prediction-in-mental-health-research-and-its-limits-or-why-life-can-only-be-understood-backwards-but-must-be-lived-forwards
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EDITORIAL
Barnaby Nelson, Jessica A Hartmann
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December 26, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278295/subjective-quality-of-life-in-recent-onset-of-psychosis-patients-and-its-association-with-sociodemographic-variables-psychotic-symptoms-and-clinical-personality-traits
#4
Julia Sevilla-Llewellyn-Jones, Pablo Cano-Domínguez, Antonia de-Luis-Matilla, Alberto Espina-Eizaguirre, Berta Moreno-Kustner, Susana Ochoa
AIM: There is lack of research on the study of clinical personality traits in recent onset of psychosis (ROP) patients. The aims of this research were to study the relations among psychosocial, personality and clinical characteristics in ROP patients and also the effect that significant variables had on the different domains of Quality of Life (QoL). METHODS: Data for these analyses were obtained from 81 ROP patients. The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Brief Scale were used to assess personality, symptoms and QoL...
December 26, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29271066/from-manageable-to-losing-control-a-grounded-theory-study-of-psychosis-risk-syndrome
#5
Sunny Chieh Cheng, Karen G Schepp, Chen-Chung Liu, Barbara G McGrath, Elaine Walsh, Eleanor Chen
AIM: The purpose of this study is to develop a theoretical explanation of the prodromal schizophrenia process, or so-called psychosis risk syndrome, by describing patients' own experiences with symptoms, thoughts and feelings. METHODS: A total of 40 interviews were conducted in Taiwan. A Grounded Theory method was selected because of its demonstrated effectiveness in generating theory around dynamic and complex processes on which little is known, all of which is the case with psychosis risk syndrome...
December 22, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239120/a-call-for-prevention-and-early-intervention-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#6
REVIEW
Vlasios Brakoulias, Iain E Perkes, Emmanouil Tsalamanios
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that many people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have subclinical symptoms years before the development of their disorder and that early treatment may reduce its severity. AIM: To explore prevention and early intervention strategies for OCD. METHODS: A narrative literature review was conducted. RESULTS: The literature in relation to the prevention of OCD is sparse. Genetic and environmental factors appear to be relevant to the aetiology of OCD, for example, the observation that hoarding symptoms and contamination/cleaning symptoms are more likely to also be present in first-degree relatives...
December 14, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239115/case-management-in-early-psychosis-intervention-programme-perspectives-of-clients-and-caregivers
#7
Horng Hien Wong, Yee Huei Yong, Shazana Shahwan, Laxman Cetty, Janhavi Vaingankar, Charlene Hon, Helen Lee, Christopher Loh, Edimansyah Abdin, Mythily Subramaniam
AIM: This qualitative study explored the perspectives of clients and caregivers on case management provided by the Singapore Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP), with the intent to understand the salient aspects of case management from their perspective. METHODS: Clients and their caregivers were recruited from the EPIP outpatient clinics. Focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted at a community centre outside the hospital with 47 clients and 19 caregivers...
December 14, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235251/the-score-distribution-and-factor-structure-of-the-community-assessment-of-psychic-experiences-positive-scale-cape-p15-in-a-canadian-sample
#8
Mashal K Haque, Jill A Jacobson, Christopher R Bowie, Kevin G Munhall
AIM: Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) share several risk factors with psychotic disorders and confer greater risk of developing a psychotic disorder. Thus, individuals with PLEs not only comprise a valuable population in which to study the aetiology and premorbid changes associated with psychosis, but also represent a high-risk population that could benefit from clinical monitoring or early intervention efforts. METHOD: We examined the score distribution and factor structure of the current 15-item Community Assessment of Psychic Experiences-Positive Scale (CAPE-P15) in a Canadian sample...
December 13, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235241/risky-sex-behaviours-among-college-students-the-psychosocial-profile
#9
Louise Dolphin, Amanda Fitzgerald, Barbara Dooley
AIMS: Risky sex behaviours among college students are a growing public health concern. However, few studies have profiled these behaviours using a large range of psychosocial correlates. METHODS: Participants were 6874 undergraduate and postgraduate students (64.7% female, age range 17-25 years, M = 20.43 years, SD = 1.86 years) drawn from 13 higher-level institutions in Ireland. RESULTS: Regarding prevalence, 75% of the sample report that they have been, or are currently sexually active...
December 13, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235240/gender-differences-in-first-self-perceived-signs-and-symptoms-in-patients-with-an-at-risk-mental-state-and-first-episode-psychosis
#10
Ulrike Heitz, Erich Studerus, Stephanie Menghini-Müller, Martina Papmeyer, Laura Egloff, Sarah Ittig, Astrid Navarra, Christina Andreou, Anita Riecher-Rössler
AIM: Gender differences in the current symptomatology of patients with psychotic disorders have previously been described in the literature. However, it has not yet been investigated whether gender differences exist in the very first self-perceived signs or symptoms of illness onset. The aim of this study was to investigate this aspect in at-risk mental state (ARMS) and first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients. METHODS: ARMS and FEP were recruited via the early detection of psychosis (FePsy) clinic Basel, Switzerland...
December 13, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230972/the-choice-pilot-project-challenges-of-implementing-a-combined-peer-work-and-shared-decision-making-programme-in-an-early-intervention-service
#11
Magenta B Simmons, Dominiek Coates, Samantha Batchelor, Tara Dimopoulos-Bick, Deborah Howe
AIM: Youth participation is central to early intervention policy and quality frameworks. There is good evidence for peer support (individuals with lived experience helping other consumers) and shared decision making (involving consumers in making decisions about their own care) in adult settings. However, youth programs are rarely tested or described in detail. This report aims to fill this gap by describing a consumer focused intervention in an early intervention service. METHODS: This paper describes the development process, intervention content and implementation challenges of the Choices about Healthcare Options Informed by Client Experiences and Expectations (CHOICE) Pilot Project...
December 12, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230968/attenuated-first-rank-symptoms-and-conversion-to-psychosis-in-a-clinical-high-risk-cohort
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Francesca M Crump, Leigh Arndt, Margaux Grivel, Guillermo Horga, Cheryl M Corcoran, Gary Brucato, Ragy R Girgis
AIM: We sought to examine attenuated first-rank symptoms (FRS) and subcomponents of the Unusual Thought Content (P.1.) section of the Structured Interview for Psychosis-Risk Syndromes (SIPS) to investigate the robust relationship between total P.1. and conversion. We hypothesized that attenuated FRS would drive the association and, additionally, be most predictive of a schizophrenia diagnosis. METHOD: We assessed 189 clinical high-risk participants. Two independent raters separately scored attenuated FRS and each subcomponent of P...
December 12, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218852/psychotic-conversion-of-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-the-potential-roles-of-schizotypy-and-basic-symptoms
#13
Minji Bang, Jin Young Park, Kyung Ran Kim, Su Young Lee, Yun Young Song, Jee In Kang, Eun Lee, Suk Kyoon An
AIM: To improve strategies for the early identification of individuals at a heightened risk for the development of psychosis, we investigated the relationships and interactions between 3 psychosis-proneness dimensions for the development of schizophrenia spectrum psychosis: schizotypy, basic symptoms and the ultra-high risk (UHR) criteria. METHODS: Seventy-seven UHR individuals and 79 healthy controls were assessed for schizotypy and basic symptoms using self-report questionnaires at baseline...
December 8, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218779/association-between-global-functioning-at-first-schizophrenia-diagnosis-and-treatment-resistance
#14
Henriette T Horsdal, Theresa Wimberley, Ole Köhler-Forsberg, Lone Baandrup, Christiane Gasse
AIM: Several factors such as age, gender, urbanicity and clinical treatment setting have been associated with treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS). We examined the association between the Global Assessment of Functioning (social Functioning [GAF-F]) score at first schizophrenia diagnosis and TRS and explored whether level of functioning could partially explain the known associations. METHODS: A nationwide population-based cohort study among individuals, who had a GAF-F score at first schizophrenia diagnosis...
December 8, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193743/development-of-a-fidelity-scale-for-danish-specialized-early-interventions-service
#15
Marianne Melau, Nikolai Albert, Merete Nordentoft
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of the Specialized Early Intervention (SEI) treatment in Denmark, the OPUS treatment, has in a randomized clinical trial proved to be very effective compared to treatment as usual, and the dissemination of SEI services is increasing in Denmark. A prerequisite for upholding positive effects along with creating new teams and preserving critical components is to ensure fidelity to the model. Currently there is no Danish fidelity scale for SEI services. AIM: To establish a fidelity scale for SEI teams, in a brief and easily manageable form, for the use of evaluating and assessing the critical components in Danish SEI services...
November 28, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164828/attenuated-psychosis-and-basic-self-disturbance-as-risk-factors-for-depression-and-suicidal-ideation-behaviour-in-community-dwelling-adolescents
#16
Dan Koren, Lily Rothschild-Yakar, Liza Lacoua, Anat Brunstein-Klomek, Aya Zelezniak, Josef Parnas, Golan Shahar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adolescents at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis, as defined by the presence of attenuated psychosis symptoms (APS), exhibit increased levels of suicidal ideation and behaviour. However, no research thus far has examined the link between basic self-disturbances (SDs), an established marker for CHR, and suicidality/self-harm in this population. The goal of this pilot study was to assess the association between SD, depression and suicidal ideation and behaviour among non-help-seeking adolescents from the community...
November 22, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164824/pilot-study-of-cognitive-remediation-and-motivational-interviewing-in-youth-at-risk-of-serious-mental-illness
#17
Danijela Piskulic, Sylvia Romanowska, Jean Addington
AIM: The aim of this pilot project was to determine the recruitment feasibility for a computerized cognitive remediation treatment (CRT) for youth at-risk of serious mental illness (SMI), and treatment adherence following an adjunct treatment of motivational interviewing (MI). METHODS: Twelve youth at-risk of SMI were randomized to receive either CRT or CRT plus MI. CRT was conducted over 10 wk during which time 5 MI sessions were available for the CRT + MI group...
November 22, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164799/suicidal-ideation-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-and-its-association-with-suspiciousness-independent-of-depression
#18
Minji Bang, Jin Young Park, Kyung Ran Kim, Su Young Lee, Yun Young Song, Jee In Kang, Eun Lee, Suk Kyoon An
AIM: Psychotic experiences, including delusions and hallucinations, and their attenuated forms have been recently suggested as a significant but under-recognized marker of suicide risk. However, the relationship between attenuated positive symptoms and suicide has not yet been clearly demonstrated in individuals at ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis. Here, we investigated the effect of attenuated positive symptoms on suicidal ideation in UHR individuals. METHODS: Fifty-three healthy controls (HCs) and 74 UHR individuals participated in the present study...
November 22, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164792/validity-and-correlates-of-the-international-physical-activity-questionnaire-in-first-episode-psychosis
#19
Davy Vancampfort, Marc De Hert, Inez Myin-Germeys, Simon Rosenbaum, Brendon Stubbs, Tine Van Damme, Michel Probst
AIM: The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) is a self-report tool commonly used in mental healthcare settings to assess physical activity. However, its validity has not yet been investigated in first-episode psychosis (FEP). The aim of this study was to examine the concurrent validity of the IPAQ compared with an objective real-life measure, the Sensewear Armband (SWA), in assessing moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in people with FEP. A secondary aim was to explore whether there are differences in correlates of the IPAQ vs SWA scores...
November 22, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164787/factors-related-to-duration-of-untreated-psychosis-of-first-episode-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorder
#20
Yong Qiu, Leijun Li, Zhaoyu Gan, Jihui Wang, Liangrong Zheng, Jiaoshi Zhao, Nianhong Guan, Qinling Wei
AIM: Duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) is associated with outcome and functioning. It is expected that scientists will find factors that modulate DUP, but thus far, research on this topic has shown inconsistent results. Furthermore, similar studies in China are insufficient. This study aims to explore social and clinical factors for DUP in South China and to learn the influence that family plays on DUP through their awareness of psychosis. METHODS: Participants included 216 patients with first episode schizophrenia spectrum disorder...
November 22, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
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