Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Early Identification of Individuals at Risk for Psychosis: Recommendations for Colleges and Universities
by Lares, Sylvia Lizette, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2018, 122; 10287229
Abstract (Summary)

Psychotic disorders can instill a tremendous amount of distress on affected individuals (Srihari et al., 2014). Research has established that decreasing the duration of untreated psychosis can yield moderate improvements in the ultimate outcome of persons with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (Gonçalves, de Rosalmeida Dantas, & Banzato, 2016; Reading & Birchwood, 2005). There exists a plethora of research directed at early identification of individuals at risk for psychosis within community-based settings (e.g., Johannessen et al., 2001; Power et al., 2007; Srihari et al., 2014). However, there have been limited efforts to generalize such endeavors to a college environment in the United States, despite the significant overlap between the typical age of onset for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and the college student population. In order to address this issue, a comprehensive review of the literature pertaining to community-based early identification efforts was conducted. This review then informed the development of recommendations for higher education institutions to engage in early identification of psychosis within their student body. These recommendations are provided in a synthesized format for ease of distribution to colleges and universities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lowe, Dennis, Woo, Stephanie
Commitee: Fitzpatrick, Nivla Y., Moshfegh, Nicole
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 79/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational psychology, Psychology, Clinical psychology, Higher education
Keywords: College, Early identification, Psychosis, University
Publication Number: 10287229
ISBN: 9780355158168
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