The Link Between Early Psychosis And Substance Abuse
Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Early identification and treatment of psychosis is not a new idea. Early intervention for psychosis surfaced at the start of the 1990s in Melbourne, Australia, and has spread worldwide, successfully reducing the duration of untreated psychosis. But the role of occupational therapy in this new approach deserves a better look, particularly the profession's unique perspective in relation to community involvement and identity development.
Roush, S. (2009). The link between early psychosis and substance abuse: Quick identification is essential to treatment. Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, 25(15), 27-28.