Early Intervention Is Prevention for Serious Mental Illness (22nd Annual National Conference)
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
It is unfortunate that tragedies like school shootings become the spark for national discussion about the need for better access to mental health services. With extensive media coverage, some fear that these high-profile situations lead to greater misperceptions about people who live with mental illness, increasing the stigma that creates a roadblock to appropriate treatment. Biological and behavioral research suggests that early assessment, identification and intervention can possibly prevent serious mental illnesses. The National Institute of Mental Health states that the goal of treatment is not to merely reduce symptoms of mental illness, but to also promote recovery for this population, and make every effort to improve their quality of life. In this session, learn the challenges that patients and families face in seeking treatment, and the importance of early intervention.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- List three examples of behaviors that might be observed in adolescents or young adults who are experiencing psychotic symptoms
- Recognize the importance of providing the right treatment at the right time for young people who are at risk of a psychotic episode
Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH
Center for Practice Innovations
Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, New York
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, case managers, and other healthcare professionals.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers