TREAT PSYCHOSIS LIKE A STROKE
Get treatment promptly…certainly within days (not weeks or months.) Anti-psychotic medication acts like a wrapper around the brain to preserve lifelong cognition. Early intervention; low-dose anti-psychotic, RA1SE program (first or early episode psychosis program.) Personal therapist to help preserve self-esteem, psychiatrist, participation in FEP (first/early episode psychosis program.) Family members – attend NAMI Family-to-Family and learn as much as you can about your loved one’s illness. Review “Recommended Reading” section of this website.
NAMI California voted El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA as the top hospital in CA for psychiatric in-patient and post-release treatment. Members of NAMI El Dorado County have experienced this hospital’s services & supports first hand and agree. One of their in-patient psychiatrist taught us “treat psychosis like a stroke” giving the example of how quickly gray/white-matter loss can occur with psychosis. We have incorporated brain science into our mental health outreach and made every effort to include top web-site links to learn more within this website.