August 30, 2006

Early Psychosis / Schizophrenia Intervention - Internet Video

Working with William McFarlane, MD (a schizophrenia researcher) and the Maine Medical Center PIER program for early psychosis treatment - we are making a number of videos available over the Internet for educational purposes. These videos are recommended viewing for all family members.

Early Intervention in Psychosis and Schizophrenia; What You and Your Family Should know.

This 32 minute video was created in 2004 and covers the common questions that families have when a person is showing early signs of psychosis or schizophrenia and they begin treatment at an early treatment center. Additionally, a young man describes the first symptoms that he experienced when he began to develop psychosis. Click on the Play arrow (in the bottom left corner, just below the video screen) to start the video below.

For a larger video click on the following link: Early Intervention in Psychosis and Schizophrenia.

For more information on the Maine Medical Center PIER program for early treatment of psychosis and schizophrenia (the group that created this video) - go to:


I have been dealing with my wifes parinoid Schizophrenia for 15 years. This video has reinforced my understanding of the disorder. However What I am searching for and having trouble finding on the internet is a way to get outpatient treatment for her.

She has been treated with Haldol and resperdol and her relapses are less frequent.

Her last episode was been over 2 years ago. We are now living in Northwest florida and I cannot find an outpatint center in this area.

It would be great if someone in the proffesional community would recongize the fact that families that deal with this problem can care for their loved ones at home with a little Clinical support.
i.e. a walk in clinic where a patient can get a monthly shoot and return home.

My wife was treated in this manor at Lakeside Alternatives in Orlando with great results.

as I mentioned earler it was been over 2 years sience her last episode, but she needs a "booster shoot" so to speak.

Can you direct me to someone in the N.W. Florida area?

If so thanks ahead on time for your help

Mike Sims

Posted by: Mike Sims at October 30, 2006 11:23 AM

you are screwed the mental health in the usa is the best in the world and that is not saying much. my wife is affectiveskitzo# and our insurance does not cover. what if it was cancer would be 100% we get 20% MABY this is so bad 88% jailed felons are mentally ill we closed the mental hospitals and built jails so the non felon mental ill get the shaft this while the politicians spen on hyways to nowhere...this is theusa WHERE GOD IS OUTLAWED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS and the ill get the shaft to hell.

Posted by: jb at June 8, 2007 07:33 PM

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