Search for dissertations about: "Psychotic Illness"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 32 swedish dissertations containing the words Psychotic Illness.

  1. 1. Assessing Family Burden of Psychotic Illness in Clinical Practice

    Author : Fredrik Hjärthag; Torsten Norlander; Margareta Östman; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Family Burden; Psychotic Illness; Psychometrics; BIRP; Function; Cognition; Theoretic model; Psychology; Psykologi; Psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was twofold. One purpose was to create a user-friendly instrument to be used in regular clinical practice to collect information regarding family burden of psychotic illness. READ MORE

  2. 2. Serious mental illness : early detection and intervention by the primary health service

    Author : Gunvor Strömberg; Bengt Mattsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : functional impairments; early signs of psychosis; visiting patterns; primary health care; psychiatric services; psykiatri; Psychiatry;

    Abstract : Background – People with functional impairments have unmet needs and they are not given the support and service they are entitled to. According to international studies, early measures and treatment may slow down the outbreak of mental illness and relieve its course. READ MORE

  3. 3. Studies on psychotic disorders in rural Ethiopia

    Author : Solomon Teferra Abebe; Lars Jacobsson; Gunnar Kullgren; Martin Prince; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Attribution; caregivers; course and outcome; key informant method; khat; longitudinal study; mortality; psychotic disorders; qualitative methods; schizophrenia; semi-nomadic; severe mental illness; treatment; Ethiopia; sub-Saharan Africa; Psychiatry; Psykiatri; Psychiatry; psykiatri;

    Abstract : Background Studies on course and outcome of schizophrenia coming from low income countries are increasingly becoming important to challenge the existing dogma claiming good outcome in these countries. Besides clinical course and outcome, mortality is considered a very important outcome measure for schizophrenia. READ MORE

  4. 4. Suicides, psychotic disorders and criminality among former child and adolescent psychiatric patients followed into adulthood

    Author : Ulf Engqvist; Mittuniversitetet; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Psychiatry; child; adolescent; adult; mortality; suicide; crime; mental disorders; psychotic disorders; paediatrics; longitudinal studies; Child and adolescent psychiatry; Barn- och ungdomspsykiatri; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Psychiatry; child; adolescent; adult; mortality; suicide; crime; mental disorders; psychotic disorders; paediatrics; longitudinal studies;

    Abstract : The overall aim was to provide information about child and adolescent psychiatric (CAP) patients and their outcome as adults: Were their difficulties in childhood due to mental illness, disablement and/or behaviour disorders? What happened to them as adults? Who were the patients in need of psychiatric care (GenP) in adulthood that had not had previous contact with CAP? Did this group differ from the former CAP group? Methods: Paper I-III: 1,400 CAP patients admitted 1975-1990 to inpatient or outpatient CAP care in Jämtland County, Sweden were followed until 2003. Paper IV: A sample of 167 GenP patients not treated in CAP was compared to GenP patients with a history of CAP care. READ MORE

  5. 5. Screening Family Burden in Clinical Practice : The development of a new instrument and investigation of its correlates to psychotic disorders

    Author : Fredrik Hjärthag; Torsten Norlander; Lars Helldin; Leif Lindström; Adrian Parker; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Family burden; Psychotic disorder; Schizophrenia; Psychometrics; Assessment; BIRP; Function; Cross-Sectional Remission; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychiatry; Psykiatri; Psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : The primary purpose of this thesis is to develop a short and user-friendly instrument for the assessment of family burden caused by psychotic disorders. A secondary purpose is to further investigate variables that might be linked to an increased burden. Of these variables, patients’ reduced functioning will be addressed in more detail. READ MORE