Ginette Comtois

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Schizophrenia generally appears at the beginning of adult life at a time when individuals have important academic choices to make for their professional future. Patients with schizophrenia suffer from cognitive deficits as well as positive and negative symptoms and experience disorganization. Schizophrenia is responsible for a high level of failure in(More)
AIM Emerging evidence supports the priority of integrating emotion regulation strategies in cognitive behaviour therapy for early psychosis, which is a period of intense distress. Therefore, we developed a new treatment for emotional regulation combining third-wave strategies, namely compassion, acceptance, and mindfulness (CAM) for individuals with early(More)
Few studies have documented how schizophrenic patients perceived their needs and which coping skills they have spontaneously developed. All 48 patients of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Young Adults Clinic, a specialised schizophrenia clinic in Montreal, were invited to complete the Task Motivation and Problem Appraisal in Long Term Psychiatric Patients(More)
OBJECTIVE A group of 47 young adults suffering from schizophrenia was interviewed to garner their views on their needs for care. METHOD Three members of a specialized multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, who had been caring for these patients, on average, for the past 4 years, completed a questionnaire to assess the needs for care of these individuals.(More)
Young Adults represent a significant proportion of health care beneficiaries; in the field of psychiatry, their proportion is as significant as it is troublesome for those dispensing care. Young Adults aged 18 to 35 must rely on short-term health care policies that stress deinstitutionalization as the final goal; in short, they must deal with solutions that(More)
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