Pioneering new interdisciplinary approaches in Birmingham

By Matthew Broome. Matthew Broome is Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, and Director of the newly-established Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham. Here, Professor Broome describes the Institute’s interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on youth mental health and early intervention. The University of Birmingham has a very strong history of mental health research and innovation, with the West Midlands being one of the leaders in Early Intervention i...
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Personal stories of psychosis from MAPNET

psychosis from MAPNET
By Larry Seidman. Unexpectedly and far too young, Larry died on September 7th, 2017. His scientific, clinical and humanitarian legacy is enormous; it is no surprise Larry laid firm foundations for an important and exciting conference in Boston, October 7-10, 2018. Before his passing, Larry wrote this reflection on the Second Annual Massachusetts Mental Health Center Conference, highlighting the role of USA's growing national effort to develop evidence-based first episode psychosis service...
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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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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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