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Improving quality of life for adolescents with psychosis

Hunter, A, Grealish, A and Dowling, M 2010, 'Improving quality of life for adolescents with psychosis' , Mental Health Practice, 13 (7) , pp. 30-33.

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Psychosis is a symptom of serious mental illness that is usually associated with adult life, but a significant group of people develop it in adolescence. Psychosis in adolescence is more complicated than in adults because of the young person’s maturity level and personality development. It has an impact on psychosocial functioning, cognitive development and quality of life. Early intervention is vital to recovery and empowerment is a key factor in the process. The adolescent’s ability to engage with empowerment is influenced by factors such as coping, decision-making skills and effective communication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescence, early intervention, empowerment, psychosis, young people
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Mental Health Practice
Publisher: RCN Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1465-8720
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Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 13 May 2011 10:58
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48

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