Lived Experiences of Negative Symptoms in First-Episode Psychosis: A Qualitative Secondary Analysis


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Jones, PB 
Gee, Brioney 
Hodgekins, Jo 
Lavis, Anna 
Notley, Caitlin 
Abstract

Reductions in expression, motivation and sociability are observed across the spectrum of functional psychoses (Lyne et al., 2012). These features consistently coalesce in factor analytic studies (Blanchard & Cohen, 2006) and are collectively referred to as negative symptoms. Negative symptoms are a significant predictor of poor recovery from first-episode psychosis (Austin et al., 2013; Hodgekins et al., 2015; Singh et al., 2000) and are a treatment priority for many service-users (Sterk, Winter van Rossum, Muis, & de Haan, 2013). However, the development of effective treatment options for negative symptoms is hindered by still limited understanding of their underlying mechanisms (Velthorst et al., 2015).

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lived experience, negative symptoms, psychosis, qualitative research, thematic analysis, Adult, Comprehension, Early Medical Intervention, Female, Humans, Male, Psychotic Disorders, Qualitative Research, Social Stigma, Young Adult
Journal Title
Early Intervention in Psychiatry
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1751-7885
1751-7893
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Wiley-Blackwell
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National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (via Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) (unknown)
NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research programme RP-PG-0109-10074. NIHR CLAHRC (Peter B Jones).