Preventative Treatments for Psychosis (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and Nurses
Course By: Tim Grigsby, PhD
Content By: Fusar-Poli, P., Davies, C., Solmi, M., Brondino, N., De Micheli, A., Kotlicka-Antczak, M., ... & Radua, J. (2019). Preventive treatments for psychosis: Umbrella review (just the evidence). Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, e764.
Course Description: Mental health treatment outcomes for individuals with psychosis may be improved via programmatic prevention and intervention development. However, researchers have recently questioned the effectiveness of existing psychosis prevention and research, lending to a need for further discussion respective of future studies. Researchers conducted a meta-analyses of psychosis prevention clinical trials and assessed multiple outcomes, including the risk of psychosis onset, the acceptability of treatment, the severity of attenuated positive/negative psychotic symptoms, depression, symptom-related distress, social functioning, general functioning, and quality of life. No evidence was found in support of any specified prevention program-type as superior (i.e., more effective) than another. Additional research is needed for accurate screening tool development relative to psychosis risk-assessment, for the development of tailored programming protocols, and for the identification of clinical settings where prevention is most likely to be effective.
- List the three core components for psychosis prevention
- Explain how oxytocin and cannabidiol could be used for psychosis prevention
- Describe two major limitations for determining the effectiveness of psychosis prevention research
- Read and understand Preventive treatments for psychosis: Umbrella review (just the evidence)
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Integrate the strengths and weaknesses of existing clinical trials in prevention treatment development for psychosis
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand available treatment options for patients who evidence a high clinical risk for developing psychosis
REQUIRED CA BRN IMPLICIT BIAS CONTENT:
Implicit biases incorporate an association that occurs outside of conscious awareness that may resultantly lead to a negative patient evaluation derived from irrelevant characteristics (e.g., gender, race, etc.). A systematic review of the literature was conducted. Thirty-five studies identified the existence of implicit bias in healthcare professionals; all correlational studies evidenced a significant positive relationship between implicit bias levels and lower quality of care. Future research studies should examine the role of implicit bias in disparities in healthcare. Additional research across healthcare settings, combined with greater method homogeneity relative to methods that are implemented to test implicit biases in healthcare, is further suggested (FitzGerald & Hurst, 2017).