Relapse signatures and insight: implications for CPNs.

@article{Sutton2004RelapseSA,
  title={Relapse signatures and insight: implications for CPNs.},
  author={Dr. Eliza L. Sutton},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={569-74}
}
Schizophrenia is, largely, an episodic illness with periods of remission and relapse. Early warning signs (EWS) strategies provide a guide to patients, their carer and mental health worker, to collaboratively manage relapse by identifying each individual's EWS of relapse, and agree a plan of action should EWS occur. Although there is evidence to suggest these strategies can reduce hospitalization, the psycho-educational component is likely to impact on the patient's insight. Rapid increases in… CONTINUE READING

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