Is early intervention research stuck in its psychosis prediction paradigm?

By Peter B. Jones, IEPA President. As President, my aim is to grow our organisation, IEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health, in four ways. These are reflected in our name and include: Broadening our influence on mental health beyond psychosis Making IEPA even more international Strengthening the contribution of consumers to our evidence-based approach Improving our communication and reach In this post, I address how we might broaden the influence of early intervention, look...
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First Latin-American Symposium on Prevention in Psychiatry

First Latin-American Symposium on Prevention in Psychiatry
By Ary Gadelha and Rodrigo Bressan. The first Latin-American Symposium on Prevention in Psychiatry is on 22-23 Sept in São Paulo, Brazil. This is the first symposium in Latin America focused on early intervention and prevention in psychiatry. The conference will be an important opportunity to put together researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and patients from several countries in Latin America and abroad. The opening session will be conducted by Dr. Lucia Valmaggia, elected President...
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Dr. Larry Seidman

It is with great sadness that we learned of the sudden and unexpected death on September 7th, 2017 of Dr. Larry Seidman. Dr. Seidman was an internationally distinguished researcher in the developmental and clinical neuropsychology of schizophrenia, along side his deep commitment to patients and humanitarian affairs. As Chair of the 11th IEPA International Conference, 'Broadening the Scope', to be held in Boston in October 2018, Dr. Seidman brought his characteristic energy, thoughtfulness and...
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Early intervention for young Koreans with early psychosis

Psychotic disorders mostly develop in the late teens and 20s. If young individuals with psychosis receive intensive initial treatment at the appropriate time, they can recover completely. However, in many cases, these patients experience frequent recurrence due to treatment discontinuation and the burden of social/occupational stress. For full recovery, patients not only need pharmacologic treatment but also comprehensive psychosocial interventions, including individual cognitive-behavioral ther...
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Predicting clinical outcomes with PRONIA

By Stephen Wood One important aim of research in the early phase of mental disorders is to better predict who will become unwell, and who will have severe illness. Recently I attended a workshop in Pisa, Italy, dedicated to this issue. The workshop brought together investigators funded by the European Union through a specific call to develop effective imaging tools for diagnosis, monitoring and management of mental disorders. One study presented in Pisa of particular interest to me, bec...
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IEPA 12 – 2020

The IEPA are excited to announce the IEPA 12 Early Intervention in Mental Health Conference will be held in Brazil 2020.   Further information will be on the website www.iepa.org.au as it becomes available.
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Meet the Speaker: Ed Bullmore

Edward T. Bullmore
2018 Plenary Speaker III: Sculpting the teenage brain - neuroscience and behaviour Edward T. Bullmore University of Cambridge Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge, UK   Ed Bullmore, MB, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych, FMedSci, trained in medicine at the University of Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London; then in psychiatry at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. He moved to Cambridge as Professor of Psychiatry in 1999 and is currently Co-Chair of Cambridge Neu...
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Meet the Speaker: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
#IEPA11 2018 Plenary Speaker II: Adolescence Social Cognition and Development Sarah-Jayne Blakemore University College London Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience London, UK Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. She is Leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group and Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Her group's research focuses on brain development in human adolescence. Professor Blakemore studied Experimental...
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Meet the Speaker: Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

#IEPA11 2018 Plenary Speaker I: Using Online Social Media to Foster Long-term Recovery in Youth Mental Health Mario Alvarez-Jimenez Head of E-Health Orygen The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health Melbourne, Australia Associate Professor Mario Alvarez-Jimenez is Head of e-health at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne. A/Prof Alvarez-Jimenez leads a large multidisciplinary te...
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