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Assessment and detection of early psychosis in a school environment

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Lynn
dc.contributor.author Stowell, Holly
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-23T21:09:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-23T21:09:07Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3074
dc.description v, 61 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite treatment uncertainties, early psychosis (EP) assessments and the clinical markers of EP are gaining reliability (Loewry, Bearden, Johnson, Raine and Cannon, 2005). Assessment and appropriate referral in the early phases of the disease shortens the Duration of Untreated Psychosis (DUP) that directly translates into improved long-term outcomes (Spencer, Birchwood and McGovern, 2001). Identifying youth at risk and intervening as early as possible improves life trajectories and reduces the prevalence of mental health problems in adulthood (Kirby, 2008). An educational guide for educators will improve the detection of EP in high school students, increase awareness about youth mental health, and will help to create long-term changes in belief systems related to mental illness in Canadian society. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2010 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject Psychoses in adolescence -- Diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Adolescent psychopathology -- Diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Schizophrenia in adolescence -- Diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Mental health counseling en_US
dc.title Assessment and detection of early psychosis in a school environment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US

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