People living with psychotic illness 2010

This report summarises the main findings of the second national survey of psychotic illness.

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Vera A. Morgan (The University of Western Australia)
Anna Waterreus (The University of Western Australia)
Assen Jablensky (The University of Western Australia)
Andrew Mackinnon (The University of Melbourne)
John J. McGrath (The University of Queensland)
Vaughan Carr (University of New South Wales)
Robert Bush (The University of Queensland)
David Castle (The University of Melbourne)
Martin Cohen (Hunter New England Mental Health; The University of Newcastle)
Carol Harvey (The University of Melbourne)
Cherrie Galletly (The University of Adelaide)
Helen J. Stain (The University of Newcastle)
Amanda Neil
Patrick McGorry (The University of Melbourne)
Barbara Hocking (SANE Australia)
Sonal Shah (The University of Western Australia)
Suzy Saw (Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing)

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We thank the participants, people across Australia with severe mental illness, including those screened but not selected for interview, who gave their time and their histories to further understanding of what it is like to live with a psychotic illness and how best to support people with psychosis. We also thank the general practitioners of these participants who provided insights into the management of patients with psychosis in general medical practices.

We appreciate the very important contribution and enthusiasm of government mental health services and non-government organisations supporting people with mental illness in the seven participating catchment sites. In particular, we thank the many mental health professionals who assisted in the census month screening and the follow-up contact of selected participants. Their role was critical to the survey methodology. Mental health services also enabled secondment of experienced mental health professional staff to conduct the interviews and provided much needed infrastructure.

We thank everyone who had input into the content of the interview and assessment schedule and other instrumentation.

We would particularly like to thank those individuals who assisted in the preparation of this report.

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