Each year, about 100,000 young people in the U.S. experience a first episode of psychosis (FEP). NIMH is hosting its FIRST LIVE Google+ Hangout to discuss the warning signs and treatments for FEP on May 5 from 2-3 p.m. EST.
NIMH expert Amy Goldstein, Ph.D., chief of the Preventive Interventions Research Program will host the Hangout featuring NIMH grantee John Kane, M.D., Vice President for Behavioral Health Services of the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System and Chairman of Psychiatry at The Zucker Hillside Hospital.
Dr. Kane also leads the RAISE Early Treatment Program – one of the two research teams that make up the NIMH-funded RAISE study. “RAISE” stands for Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode.
Each year, about 100,000 young people in the U.S. experience a first episode of psychosis. These adolescents may have warning signs including:
struggling in school
having trouble thinking clearly or concentrating
experiencing paranoid or intense new thoughts
having trouble communicating
becoming socially isolated
You may watch the Hangout live on NIMH’s Google+
If you are unable to watch the Hangout live, it will be archived on NIMH’s YouTube channel afterwards. You may submit your questions during or ahead of the Hangout on our Google+ page or via Twitter . You will need Google+ and Twitter accounts to submit questions. To submit questions via Twitter, please use the hashtag #PsychosisChat.