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Psychiatric Services Editor Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., and Podcast Editor and co-host Josh Berezin, M.D., M.S., discuss key aspects of research recently published by Psychiatric Services. Tune in to learn about the latest mental health services research and why it is relevant. Topics include community-based treatment programs, collaborative care, evidence-based treatment and service delivery, criminal and social justice, policy analysis, and more.

Oct 20, 2022

Shalini Lal, Ph.D., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss the perspective of patients related to recovery, treatment, and relapse following first-episode psychosis.  Dr. Lal is the Canada Research Chair in Innovation and Technology for Youth Mental Health Services and an associate professor at the School of Rehabilitation, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

  • How did you get interested in this topic? [01:26]
  • What do we mean by the word “relapse”? [04:33]
  • What’s the perspective of an occupational therapist on first episode psychosis? [06:21]
  • Questions for the focus groups [07:55]
  • Moving beyond the relapse binary [09:10]
  • Categorizing and summarizing [12:44]
  • Four factors [14:20]
  • The complications of technology [15:01]
  • Positives and negatives [17:01]
  • Social environment [19:20]
  • Relationships with healthcare providers [21:43]
  • How did participants understand the meaning of relapse [22:12]
  • The value of qualitative research [25:35]
  • What’s next [28:52]


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