Community Mental Health Journal
Psychoses -- Treatment, Family counseling
Major psychotic disorders are one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. If these conditions are identified early and treatment promptly implemented, the prognosis is improved. This study examined the impact of a yearlong family aided community treatment (FACT) intervention upon psychiatric symptoms. Psychiatric symptom scores improved with the FACT intervention. Improved training on early recognition for mental health clinicians, implementation of a specific treatment model in community settings and policy around treatment funding allocation are implications of this study.
Melton, R. P., & Dykeman, C. (2016). Family Aided Community Treatment for the Treatment of Early Psychosis: A Proof of Concept Study. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(6), 623–630. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-015-9984-z