Declining social support in adolescents prior to first episode psychosis: associations with negative and affective symptoms.

@article{DeVylder2013DecliningSS,
  title={Declining social support in adolescents prior to first episode psychosis: associations with negative and affective symptoms.},
  author={Jordan E DeVylder and Robin Edward Gearing},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2013},
  volume={210 1},
  pages={50-4}
}
Social support for individuals with psychosis is associated with decreased symptom severity, improved outcomes, and recovery. In adolescents, declining social support prior to the first hospitalization has been shown to predict time to relapse, which may have implications for early intervention. Data were collected on adolescents (n=84) following a first hospitalization for a psychotic episode in order to examine how change in social support relates to the duration and type of untreated… CONTINUE READING