Welcome to the Participatory Concepts Blog!
The purpose of this blog is to create an increased awareness of participatory concepts and ethical mental health care that promote empowerment, including improvements in the diagnostic accuracy of psychotic disorders.
This blog will serve to:
(1) Promote the consideration of medical conditions and substances that can induce a psychotic episode during the differential diagnosis of bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.
(2) Identify some of the unique challenges that providers and patients dealing with psychotic disorders must overcome in order to establish a partnership that implements effective recovery strategies.
The author maintains a supplemental blog on Substance-Induced, and Medical Conditions that Induce Psychotic Disorders at www.psychoticdisorders.wordpress.com
Contact the Blogger for Participatory Concepts at firstname.lastname@example.org
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