"I don't think I took her fears seriously." Exploring the experiences of family members of individuals at-risk of developing psychosis over 12-months.

This study is the first of its kind to use a novel longitudinal qualitative methodology to directly compare family/carers earlier experiences supporting ARMS individuals to 12-months later. This provides a more ecologically valid insight into how perceptions change over time and how family/carers adapt. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten family/carers at two points within a 12-month period. This study was embedded within a randomised control trial, the Individual and Family Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (IFCBT) trial. Interview transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis, with a focus on how experiences and reactions for family/carers changed over time. Over 12-months, four factors were important for family/carers to facilitate their caring role. These were summarised in the thematic map (LACE model): Looking after your own wellbeing; Accessing additional support from family intervention; Communicating openly with the individual; Engaging with services for the individual. All four aspects of the model were important in improving family communication, meeting family/carers' unmet needs and helping them to feel more confident and less isolated in their carer role. Novel implications suggest that when feasible, services should involve family/carers of ARMS individuals in sessions and explore family/carer support strategies in managing their own distress. The most significant insight was the need to develop family/carer resources to educate, normalise and va...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The better psychological health of older physicians highlights the need to consider physician health according to age and career stage. Apart from the decline in work stressors, in particular work-life conflict, there may be a survivor effect such that physicians who practice into older age have developed greater resilience and professional maturation. PMID: 33023799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
DiscussionIt is expected that proACT-S is an efficacious brief sleep-focused self-help treatment for people with major depression and insomnia. If proven efficacious, due to its self-help nature, proACT-S may be applicable as a community-based early intervention, thereby  reducing the burden of the public healthcare system in Hong Kong.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.govNCT04228146. Retrospectively registered on 14 January 2020.
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This study estimated the population prevalence of suicidal ideation and anxiety and their correlates w...
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In today’s show, Gabe talks with Robert Kolker, author of the New York Times bestselling — and Oprah’s book club pick — book Hidden Valley Road. This non-fiction biography is the true story of a mid-century American family besieged by schizophrenia. Of their 12 children, 6 struggled with the severe mental disorder.  Join us for the incredible story of the family who became science’s greatest hope in the quest to understand schizophrenia. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Robert Kolker- Large Family Schizophrenia’ Podcast Episode Robert Kolker is the...
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One in four police officers in a major U.S. city screened for depression, anxiety, PTSD and suicidal ideation have symptoms of the mental health conditions, and face barriers to treatment, according to a new survey.
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Are you sad? Just be happy! Does this irritate you? In today’s show, Gabe and Lisa ponder whether happiness really is a choice — especially for people who struggle with mental illness. How do we measure happiness? And what is happiness inflation? Join us for an in-depth conversation on whether or not people can actually choose happiness. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an A...
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ConclusionTransgender and gender diverse individuals represent a population who express various gender identities and are seeking gender-specific healthcare at increasing rates. Psychiatric illness is highly prevalent compared to the US population but there is no difference in the prevalence of CV risk factors including obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.
Source: Biology of Sex Differences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
If you aren’t sure how to cope when a loved one is depressed, suicidal, or manic, it may be time to learn. The number of people reporting depression symptoms shot up when the pandemic began, with a recent study suggesting depression tripled among Americans this past spring. The greater burden fell on people with fewer resources, socially and economically, and more exposure to stressful situations, such as job loss. Ongoing surveys are finding that 25% of respondents still report feeling depressed every day. These kinds of struggles are heart-wrenching to witness. The following suggestions can help you both. Ways to h...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Depression Caregiving Health Mental Health Source Type: blogs
The present study explored the links between the quality of adolescents' attachment to their mother and their father, separation anxiety and suicidal ideation. Self-report questionnaires were completed by French adolescents (n  = 455; Mage = 15.78 yea...
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Conditions:   Depression;   Suicide;   Suicidal Ideation;   Suicide, Attempted;   Depressive Disorder;   Depressive Symptoms;   Depressive Episode;   Depression and Suicide;   Depression, Teen;   Depression, Anxiety Intervention:   Sponsor:   University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Recruiting
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