Internet-Based Interventions for Psychosis

Mario Álvarez-Jiménez, John F. Gleeson, Sarah Bendall, R. Lederman, G. Wadley, E. Killackey, Patrick D. McGorry
2012 Psychiatric Clinics of North America  
KEYWORDS Psychiatric interventions Peer support Family interventions Internet interventions Psychosis Mental health access KEY POINTS People suffering from psychosis use the Internet regularly and online-based interventions have been well-received by people with psychosis and their carers. The use of the Internet in psychosis treatment has been neglected and is overdue. Online-based interventions for psychosis should be designed to supplement existing models of care and augment social
more » ... rather than replacing available resources. Innovative and flexible interventions that integrate different technologies, evidencebased therapy, and peer and professional support are likely to be more acceptable and effective. Internet-based interventions may begin to overcome major challenges in the field of early intervention including engagement with specialised services and maintenance of treatment effects. Psychiatr Clin N Am 35 (2012) 735-747 http://dx.
doi:10.1016/j.psc.2012.06.011 pmid:22929876 fatcat:gbeee2idbrhwzfbvsxzncip2eu