iHope Program for Early Onset of Psychosis

4RBH iHope

Four Rivers Behavioral Health has a new program to treat adolescents and young adults with early-onset psychosis. The iHope Program is designed to work with clients to develop an individualized program for treatment of early-onset psychosis in youth. Psychosis most often occurs for the first time between the ages of 15 and 25. Early Identification […]

Understanding Disorganized Thinking (Speech)

Hallucinations are perception-like experiences that occur without an external stimulus. They are vivid and clear, with the full force and impact of normal perceptions, and not under voluntary control. They may occur in any sensory modality, but auditory hallucinations are the most common in schizophrenia and related disorders. Auditory hallucinations are usually experienced as voices, whether […]

Understanding Delusions

Delusions are fixed beliefs that are not amenable to change in light of conflicting evidence. Their content may include a variety of themes: persecutory referential somatic religious grandiose Persecutory delusions: the belief that one is going to be harmed, harassed, and so forth by an individual, organization, or other groups are most common. Referential delusions: belief that certain […]

Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

Everyone goes through it. It gets cold and gloomy outside and it brings you down. The wintertime blues are a real thing called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Symptoms include decreased concentration, increased appetite, weight gain, social withdrawal, moodiness, and fatigue. SAD is dependent on a person’s hormonal state and seasonal characteristics like temperature and exposure […]

How can psychosis be detected early?

Psychosis is a treatable medical condition.  People who get help early in a psychotic episode often do better than people who wait a long time before seeking treatment. This is the purpose of iHOPE—to provide early identification and treatment for young people who are experiencing first episode psychosis. How can psychosis be detected early?  In […]

Symptoms of Psychosis

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.71″] Are you or someone you know seeing things that others do not see like shadows in the corners of your eyes?  Hearing things that others do not hear like whispers?  Having unusual thoughts like the TV, internet or music sending you special messages?  Feeling more energetic than usual so that you […]