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Psychoses -- Treatment, Mental illness -- Treatment


Major psychotic disorders are one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, having severe impacts on the people who suffer from the conditions, their families and society. There is evidence that if these conditions are identified and treated early, the prognosis is improved. The purpose of this study is to produce findings related to the use of year long trial of family aided community treatment (FACT) with individuals who are experiencing a first episode psychosis as defined by the SIPS. Using a proof of concept design with multiple repeated measure t tests, this study focused on first-episode psychotic disorder participants (n = 8), with an average age of 19.6 (sd = 3.28) and males comprising 75% of the sample engaged in a family aided community treatment (FACT) protocol in order to examine if psychiatric symptoms scale scores improved post-intervention. The participants were from an Oregon USA sample of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded Early Detection and Intervention the Prevention of Psychosis Program.


Poster presented at the International Early Psychosis Association conference, October 2012. San Francisco, CA

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