First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

25 de outubro de 20191min

Background
In the United States, the transition to adulthood begins in the late teenage years and continues through the mid- to late-20s. This process can be stressful for young people, given that this is a time when they are expected to become more self-sufficient and make important decisions that can shape their futures.

Many live on their own for the first time, pursue educational goals, start their careers, and enter serious relationships.1 These challenges can be much more difficult to navigate in the context of an emerging serious mental illness, such as first-episode psychosis, particularly when a co-occurring substance use disorder is also present.

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Sobre a UNIAD

A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.



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