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Early Intervention in Psychosis A Guide to Concepts, Evidence and Interventions Edited by Max Birchwood, Early Intervention Service, Northern Birmingham Mental Health Trust, and Professor of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK, David Fowler, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia, and consultant clinical psychologist in Norfolk Mental Health Care Trust, UK, and Chris Jackson, Early Intervention Service, Northern Birmingham Mental Health Trust, and also Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham UK. Early intervention in psychosis challenges the view of schizophrenia as a chronic and malignant illness and argues that vigorous intervention in the early phase of psychosis can prevent or limit later difficulty. The editors of this book have international reputations in the field, and practical experience of early interventions, and the chapters are written by some of the foremost authorities worldwide in the clinical management of psychosis, particularly in young people. The book provides a conceptual basis for early interventions, including reviews of the evidence and of the strategies and approaches to early intervention. However, the main emphasis is on showing clinicians what has been done and could be done in the context of practical treatment and service delivery. This is a guide to practical interventions with young people that will give hope to both mental health professionals and patients who are faced with the early onset of psychosis. This book appears in The Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology
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