Assessment Investigations And Diagnosis Aims of Assessment

Comprehensive assessment of biological, psychological and social factors in a patient with a first episode of psychosis should:

• define the influences which predisposed to, precipitated and may perpetuate the episode;

• allow a proper formulation of the patient's condition, treatment options, likely responses, risks, available supports, likelihood of treatment compliance and prognosis [42].

An incomplete or inadequate assessment is likely to result in incorrect decisions. Other consequences can include a failure to engage the individual, to understand the patient, the family and their needs, and to provide continuity of care.

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