EPLC | Discussing Diagnosis of Early Psychosis with Youth and Families

September 2, 2022

Providing diagnostic feedback and psychoeducation to Y-EP and families is important and can be beneficial to both young people and their families. When provided thoughtfully, with attention to the youth and family’s culture and experience, feedback can help youth and families to better understand their experiences, and to reduce misconceptions, worry, and shame about symptoms. Feedback can help the youth to begin learning and practicing effective coping skills and strategies. (Note- for more information on what is meant by CHR and early psychosis, see our previous clinical brief, titled, “Screening for Psychosis”).

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