Thursday, October 13, 2011

NAMI Survey Examines Patient, Family Perceptions of Early Psychosis

Individuals who experience a first psychosis and their family members differ dramatically in perceptions about who first recognized that there were signs of mental illness, according to a survey of patients and families by the National Alliance on  Mental Illness (NAMI). The finding was among the most striking from the survey titled “First Episode Psychosis: Results From a 2011 NAMI Survey.” 

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