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The Social Functioning Scale the Development and Validation of a New Scale of Social Adjustment for use in Family Intervention Programmes with Schizophrenic Patients
Results from three samples show that the Social Functioning Scale is reliable, valid, sensitive and responsive to change.
A self‐report Insight Scale for psychosis: reliability, validity and sensitivity to change
A self‐report Insight Scale is presented, and evidence in support of its reliability, validity and sensitivity is provided that includes a sample of 30 patients monitored during recovery from an acute psychosis.
Prediction of psychosis in adolescents and young adults at high risk: results from the prospective European prediction of psychosis study.
A differential predictive clinical model of transition to first-episode psychosis is developed that identified an increased risk of psychosis with appropriate prognostic accuracy in a sample of help-seeking patients.
The revised Beliefs About Voices Questionnaire (BAVQ-R).
The revised Beliefs About Voices Questionnaire (BAVQ-R) is more reliable and sensitive to individual differences than the original version, and reliably measures omnipotence.
The psychosis high-risk state: a comprehensive state-of-the-art review.
The relatively new field of HR research in psychosis has the potential to shed light on the development of major psychotic disorders and to alter their course and provides a rationale for service provision to those in need of help who could not previously access it.
Pathways to emotional dysfunction in first-episode psychosis
  • M. Birchwood
  • Psychology, Medicine
    British Journal of Psychiatry
  • 1 May 2003
It was Bleuler who first argued that problems of affect lie at the heart of schizophrenia and that the symptoms the authors all focus on — the hallucinations and delusions — are merely ‘accessory’ and common to many.
Designing youth mental health services for the 21st century: examples from Australia, Ireland and the UK
Three recent and rapidly evolving service structures from Australia, Ireland and the UK are presented that have each worked within their respective healthcare contexts to reorient existing services to provide youth-specific, evidence-based mental healthcare that is both accessible and acceptable to young people.
The power and omnipotence of voices: subordination and entrapment by voices and significant others
This study suggests that the power imbalance between the individual and his persecutor(s) may have origins in an appraisal by the individual of his social rank and sense of group identification and belonging.
Interpersonal and role-related schema influence the relationship with the dominant ‘voice’ in schizophrenia: a comparison of three models
Findings suggest important new targets for intervention with cognitive and social therapy, suggesting that voices can be seen to operate like external social relationships and voice content and experience can mirror a person's social sense of being powerless and controlled by others.
Depression, demoralization and control over psychotic illness: a comparison of depressed and non-depressed patients with a chronic psychosis.
The hypothesis that depression in chronic schizophrenia is in part a psychological response to an apparently uncontrollable life-event, namely the illness and its long-term disabilities is explored and the various possibilities are discussed.