June 3, 2014

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Key Findings overview video and resource list

A new 11 minute video is now available in which five key findings in Early Psychosis are briefly summarized. Presented by Dr. David Whitehorn, facilitator of the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Network, the video is part of the KEY FINDINGS IN EARLY PSYCHOSIS KNOWLEDGE SHARING INITIATIVE . The video, as with all components of the […]

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April 10, 2014

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Key Findings in Early Psychosis: One page overview available

A one page overview document is now available that provides an introduction to the Key Findings in Early Psychosis Knowledge Sharing Initiative and to five key findings that are the focus of the initiative. This document is intended for anyone interested in the early stages of psychotic disorder, including people with lived experience of psychosis, […]

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March 31, 2014

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Video introduction to Key Findings in Early Psychosis Knowledge Sharing Initiative

An 8 minute video is now available as an introduction to the Key Findings in Early Psychosis Knowledge Sharing Initiative being conducted by the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Network. In the video, Dr. Phil Tibbo, the Dr. Paul Janssen Chair in Psychotic Disorders at Dalhousie University and Dr. David Whitehorn, facilitator of the Nova Scotia […]

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March 13, 2014

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Key Findings in Early Psychosis: A Knowledge Sharing Initiative

The Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Network has launched a new and innovative knowledge sharing initiative – Key Findings in Early Psychosis – that will provide ready access to key research findings in the field of Early Psychosis. The initiative, with major funding from the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, is intended to meet the information […]

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October 31, 2013

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BECAUSE YOUR MIND MATTERS: innovative new initiative

The Because Your Mind Matters project is an innovative community education project which targets young people making the transition between high school and their first year of post secondary education. The project website is an interactive resource where young adults can check out how they’re feeling, learn about psychosis, where and when to go for […]

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December 4, 2012

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Schizophrenia is not a progressive brain disease

Young people who experience a first episode of psychosis often receive a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Historically there has been the view that schizophrenia is a progressive, deteriorating condition and many clinicians were taught that point of view in their training. When the field of Early Psychosis began to develop in the 1990s, a major theme […]

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December 4, 2012

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Cannabis and Psychosis Project

The Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program has provided leadership in developing an exciting new project with the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. The project involves young people who have experienced psychosis in a process of developing information about┬ácannabis and psychosis that will be interesting and relevant to their peers. The┬áMental Health Commission of Canada has recently […]

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August 21, 2012

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New Family Education program brochure available

Programs that support families have always been high on the priority list for the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP). Education for families about psychosis and recovery, as well as how to manage the stress of having a family member with psychosis, has been offered in a variety of formats for many years. A new […]

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May 18, 2012

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Cognitive Therapy for youth at increased risk of psychosis

A long awaited study of the use of cognitive therapy with young people who appear to be at increased risk of developing a psychotic disorder has now been published (BMJ April 2012). Dr. Anthony Morrison and an impressive team of colleagues, including Dr. Max Birchwood, recruited nearly 300 youth who met the currently established criteria […]

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March 3, 2012

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Five Years of Early Intervention in Psychiatry

The professional journal Early Intervention in Psychiatry recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. In an editorial in the February 2012 issue of the journal, editor-in-chief Dr. Patrick McGorry gives his views on the progress, and lack of progress in bringing early intervention into the mainstream of psychiatry. On the progress side McGorry points to national initiative […]

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