Esordi psicotici in adolescenza: Che ruolo per medici di base e pediatri di libera scelta?

Translated title of the contribution: Early psychosis onset during adolescence: What is the role for general practitioners and primary care paediatricians?

Stefano Benzoni, Sonia Cavenaghi, Michela Chiapale, Anna Didoni, Francesca Masolo, Maria Antonella Costantino

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Abstract

▶ Aims. Early intervention policies cover a crucial role in early onset psychosis. The present study assess awareness, specific knowledge and clinical experience of 30 primary care paediatricians and 40 general practitioners from ASL district 1 and 4, in Milan, on early onset psychosis in adolescence. ▶ Methods. A self administered interview, composed of 20 multiple choice questions, was sent to the interviewees. ▶ Results. Only a small proportion of clinicians had any contact with patients aged between 13-18 years. Moreover, specific knowledge of early onset symptoms, as well as knowledge of the available community Services were very poor. ▶ Conclusions. The implementation of more effective preventive actions needs interventions aimed at improving the awareness of primary care paediatricians and general practitioners about specific clinical features of early onset psychosis and of available community services, as well as early detection of "at risk cases" in their socioeducational environments.

Translated title of the contributionEarly psychosis onset during adolescence: What is the role for general practitioners and primary care paediatricians?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)144-153
Number of pages10
JournalRicerca e Pratica
Volume25
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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    Benzoni, S., Cavenaghi, S., Chiapale, M., Didoni, A., Masolo, F., & Costantino, M. A. (2009). Esordi psicotici in adolescenza: Che ruolo per medici di base e pediatri di libera scelta? Ricerca e Pratica, 25(4), 144-153.