Reducing symptoms of trauma among carers of people with psychosis: pilot study examining the impact of writing about caregiving experiences.

@article{Barton2008ReducingSO,
  title={Reducing symptoms of trauma among carers of people with psychosis: pilot study examining the impact of writing about caregiving experiences.},
  author={Karen Barton and Chris Jackson},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={693-701}
}
OBJECTIVES To establish whether writing about experiences of the first episode of psychosis may alleviate trauma-like symptoms among carers of people with psychosis. METHOD A total of 37 people caring for someone with early psychosis were randomized to two conditions: either writing about the first psychotic episode, or writing about time management. Data were collected before and after intervention, and 8 weeks later. RESULTS Those in the writing group were significantly less likely to… CONTINUE READING

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