There have been considerable developments in psychosocial interventions for people with psychosis, but few studies on their application to individuals with a dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and psychosis. This includes the use of psycho-educational groups to develop a greater understanding of the impact of psychosis. Eight individuals with a dual diagnosis of mild to borderline intellectual disabilities and psychosis took part in a psycho-education group supported by a carer. Measures of knowledge and self-esteem were completed pre- and post-group. All participants completed the programme and measures of psychosis knowledge showed increases post-group. The participants were able to understand the concept of psychosis, the need for medication, the role of stress and early signs of relapse. This approach may help participants to have a better understanding of their condition and prepare them to cope better in the future.
|Pages (from-to)||in press|
|Journal||Journal of Intellectual Disabilities|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2008|