Population Health

August 20, 2019

UW initiatives seek to help families deal with psychosis

Image of block W at Rainier VistaUW Medicine is pursuing multiple mechanisms of care for individuals, and their caregivers, who are going through a psychotic episode.

All of this is viewed as welcome news for families in the trenches of psychosis.

Among the new resources are:

  • The nation’s first program to teach evidence-based skills to help people whose relatives or friends have psychotic disorders was launched May 14.
  • A promising smartphone-based intervention for people with schizophrenia is being deployed at 20 health clinics across the state.
  • The First Episode Psychosis Clinic at Harborview Medical Center provides teleconsulting and support to specialty care teams throughout the state.

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