Published on February 24th, 2014 | from CAMH Education
FYPP Part One: Introducing the CAMH Focus on Youth Psychosis Prevention Clinic
By Catherine Marshall, FYPP Clinic
The Focus on Youth Psychosis Prevention (FYPP) Clinic has been developed to help identify and treat people ages 16 to 35 who are at risk of developing psychosis. We help young people who have become distressed by changes in their thoughts, perceptions, and feelings.
Psychosis happens when a person loses contact with reality and cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imaginary. Psychosis usually appears in a person’s late teens or early twenties, which is why we focus on youth and young adults who have started to experience bothersome changes.
Mental and emotional problems are often like physical problems; the sooner they are treated, the better. The longer an illness is left untreated, the greater the impact it can have on a person’s ability to study, work, make friends and interact comfortably with others.
Management and Education
The FYPP Clinic offers assessment and treatment. We offer psychosocial interventions and medication strategies. We also offer education for clients and their family members.
We want to learn more about early identification and prevention of mental illness. To do this, we ask clients to participate in research studies that are being carried out at CAMH.
How it Works
Referrals can be made by psychiatrists, family physicians, or other mental health professionals. We also accept direct self-referrals and referrals from concerned family members. It is important for the person to have a family physician in order to allow for continuity of care.
Next week we’ll have a look at early signs and identification of psychosis.
252 College Street
Tel: 416 535-8501 ext. 32517
Attn: Catherine Marshall, FYPP Clinic
Fax: 416 979-4264
Additional CAMH Services
Complex Mental Illness program
Tel: 416 535-8501 ext. 36234 or 6496
Tel: 416 535-8501 ext.6616 or 1730
Mood and Anxiety Services
Fax: 416 979-6815