People experiencing psychosis exhibit unusual or bizarre behavior and report hallucinations or delusional beliefs. Some people exhibit personality changes, disorganized thinking, or loss of contact with reality. Social interactions become difficult and daily living activities are impaired.
New research suggests optimistic outcomes when effective treatment is provided early in the course of illness. If an individual is experiencing the above symptoms, it is best to seek help from a mental health professional as soon as possible. For these reasons, the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry have created the First Episode Psychosis Program.
- Innovative assessment and treatment recommendations
- Linkage and coordination with community resources
- Emotional support
- Consultation for family, friends, and professionals
- Inpatient or outpatient treatment
- Opportunities to participate in research studies
For more information, please contact the First Episode Program Coordinator at 612-273-8700.