The Psychosis Response Guide

How to Help Young People in Psychiatric Crises
by Carina A. Iati, PsyD & Rachel N. Waford, PhD
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Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Publication Date: May 28, 2016

ISBN: 9780826124388

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The first book for non-specialists on how to detect and respond to potentially psychotic individuals

High-profile incidents of violence perpetrated by individuals who were found to have profound mental illness but had no history of dangerous behaviors – the Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook shootings, for example – often lead to the question: “What could have been done to help this person and prevent their violent actions?” This concise, accessible guide for helping professionals not trained in psychiatric health is a quick reference for identifying and intervening with a person experiencing a first psychotic episode. It guides non-medical helping professionals in how to identify a possible psychotic episode, how to interact compassionately and effectively with the individual, and how to make appropriate referrals toward receiving proper treatment.