Predicting engagement with services for psychosis: insight, symptoms and recovery style.

@article{Tait2003PredictingEW,
  title={Predicting engagement with services for psychosis: insight, symptoms and recovery style.},
  author={Lynda Tait and Max Birchwood and Peter Trower},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2003},
  volume={182},
  pages={
          123-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Treatment non-adherence and service disengagement are commonly attributed to impaired insight. There is evidence that recovery style (i.e. psychological adjustment) may underlie service engagement. AIMS We examined whether insight, psychotic symptoms or individuals' recovery style ('integration' v. 'sealing-over') predicts service engagement. METHOD Fifty patients with schizophrenia were assessed during acute psychosis and at 3-month and 6-month follow-ups. Measures included… CONTINUE READING