Retrospective Experiences of First-Episode Psychosis Treatment Under Open Dialogue-Based Services : A Qualitative Study
Bergström, T., Seikkula, J., Holma, J., Köngäs-Saviaro, P., Taskila, J. J., & Alakare, B. (2021). Retrospective Experiences of First-Episode Psychosis Treatment Under Open Dialogue-Based Services : A Qualitative Study. Community Mental Health Journal, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-021-00895-6
Published inCommunity Mental Health Journal
© 2021 the Authors
Open Dialogue (OD) is an integrated approach to mental health care, which has demonstrated promising outcomes in the treatment of first-episode psychosis (FEP) in Finnish Western Lapland region. However, little is known how treatment under OD is retrospectively experienced by the service users themselves. To address this, twenty participants from the original Western Lapland research cohort diagnosed with psychosis (F20–F29) were asked about their treatment of FEP, initiated under OD 10–23 years previously. Thematic analysis was used to explore how the treatment was experienced. Most participants viewed network treatment meetings as an important part of their treatment, as they enabled interactions with other people and the chance to go through difficult experiences. A minority of the participants had mixed experiences regarding family involvement and immediate home visits. OD may have the potential to promote therapeutic relationships, but replications from other catchment areas are needed. ...
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Additional information about fundingOpen access funding provided by University of Jyväskylä (JYU). No funding was received for conducting this study.
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
The family-oriented Open Dialogue approach in the treatment of first-episode psychosis : nineteen–year outcomes Bergström, Tomi; Seikkula, Jaakko; Alakare, Birgitta; Mäki, Pirjo; Köngäs-Saviaro, Päivi; Taskila, Jyri J.; Tolvanen, Asko; Aaltonen, Jukka (Elsevier Ireland Ltd, 2018)Open Dialogue (OD) is a family-oriented early intervention approach which has demonstrated good outcomes in the treatment of first-episode psychosis (FEP). Nevertheless, more evidence is needed. In this register-based ...
Five-Year Cumulative Exposure to Antipsychotic Medication After First-Episode Psychosis and its Association With 19-Year Outcomes Bergström, Tomi; Taskila, Jyri J.; Alakare, Birgitta; Köngäs-Saviaro, Päivi; Miettunen, Jouko; Seikkula, Jaakko (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2020)The long-term effectiveness of antipsychotic maintenance treatment after first-episode psychosis (FEP) is contested. In this real-world observational study, we examined how cumulative exposure to antipsychotics within the ...
Life after integrated and dialogical treatment of first-episode psychosis: long-term outcomes at the group and individual level Bergström. Tomi (2020)This research (comprising studies labeled Study I, Study II, and Study III) aimed to evaluate the long-term outcomes of the family-oriented and need-adapted Open Dialogue approach (OD) in the treatment of first-episode ...
How do people talk decades later about their crisis that we call psychosis? : A qualitative study of the personal meaning-making process Bergström, Tomi; Seikkula, Jaakko; Holma, Juha; Mäki, Pirjo; Köngäs-Saviaro, Päivi; Alakare, Birgitta (Routledge, 2019)Psychosis refers to a severe mental state that often significantly affects the individual’s life course. However, it remains unclear how people with the lived experiences themselves view these phenomena, as part of their ...
"Issues like this have an impact" : the need-adapted treatment of psychosis and the psychiatrist's inner dialogue Borchers, Pekka (University of Jyväskylä, 2014)