During this time of COVID-19, we OTs are doing what we do best: being adaptable. In this case, a global pandemic has us reimagining what our therapy can look like.
It is our hope that the OT Potential Club can help you do that in a proactive way.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at research that highlights new opportunities to reach our patients and improve outcomes.
This week’s article fits well in that theme.
It calls us back to a basic principle: part of our role is to intervene early in the disease process, ideally helping to prevent some of the most worrisome disease symptoms.
This week, we are looking at an article about psychosis which, frankly, is one of the most challenging symptoms that can present with many mental illnesses.
But, there’s good news:
Research indicates that it’s possible to identify those at high risk for psychosis—and even reduce the number of people who experience a full-blown episode.
And, in this brand-new study, you’ll see how an assessment that many OTs are accustomed to administering—The Sensory Profile—may not only help guide early identification of at-risk youth, but also help inform subsequent treatment.
To discuss this article, join us in the OT Potential Club!
Parham, L. D., Roush, S., Downing, D. T., Michael, P. G., & Mcfarlane, W. R. (2019). Sensory characteristics of youth at clinical high risk for psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 13(2), 264–271. doi: 10.1111/eip.12475
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