Resilience, recovery style, and stress in early psychosis

Anna Georgiades, Lorna Farquharson, Lyn Ellett

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Aim: To investigate relationships between stress, resilience, recovery style, and persecutory delusions in early psychosis.

Methods: Thirty-nine participants completed questionnaires in a cross-sectional design.

Results: Higher stress, lower resilience, and a sealing-over recovery style predicted higher delusional severity and accounted for 31% of the variance in delusion severity.

Conclusions: Enhancing stress-coping strategies, building resilience, and facilitating an integrative recovery style may be helpful intervention targets for reducing the severity of persecutory delusions in patients with early psychosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Early online date16 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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