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First Episode Psychosis: An Information Guide Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

First Episode Psychosis: An Information Guide

The purpose of this information guide is to provide information about a first episode of psychosis, its treatment and recovery. It has been written for people experiencing a first episode of psychosis and their family members, to help them gain a better understanding of this illness. Increased awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatment may improve the outcome for people with a first episode of psychosis.

Contents

  1. What is psychosis?
  2. The symptoms of psychosis
  3. The causes of psychosis
  4. The different types of psychosis
  5. Treatments for psychosis
  6. Family involvement — issues and concerns
  7. The process of recovery

Acknowledgment

First Episode Psychosis: A Guide for People with Psychosis and Their Families
ISBN: 978-0-88868-338-0 (PRINT)
ISBN: 978-0-88868-545-2 (PDF)
ISBN: 978-0-88868-546-9 (HTML)

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