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Psycho-educational Groups for People with a Dual Diagnosis of Psychosis and Mild Intellectual Disability: A Preliminary Study

Crowley, V., Rose, J., Smith, Jo, Hobster, K. and Ansell Eleanor, E. (2008) Psycho-educational Groups for People with a Dual Diagnosis of Psychosis and Mild Intellectual Disability: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 12 (1). pp. 25-39. ISSN 1744-6295 Online: 1744-6309

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There have been considerable developments in psychosocial interventions for people with psychosis, but few studies on their application to individuals with a dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and psychosis. This includes the use of psycho-educational groups to develop a greater understanding of the impact of psychosis. Eight individuals with a dual diagnosis of mild to borderline intellectual disabilities and psychosis took part in a psycho-education group supported by a carer. Measures of knowledge and self-esteem were completed pre- and post-group. All participants completed the programme and measures of psychosis knowledge showed increases post-group. The participants were able to understand the concept of psychosis, the need for medication, the role of stress and early signs of relapse. This approach may help participants to have a better understanding of their condition and prepare them to cope better in the future.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: activities of daily living, adaptation, adults, antipsychotic agents, bipolar disorder, caregivers, mental retardation, social support, dual diagnosis, intellectual disability, psycho-educational groups, psychosis, psychosocial intervention
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Karol Kosinski
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 13:40
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:18

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