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The team at Prevention and Early Intervention for Psychosis

Mission

The MUHC Mental Health Mission is currently involved in conducting research aimed at improving services and outcomes for patients. Some studies are being conducted to further understand the genetic, biological and psychological factors that contribute to the development of mental illness.

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Engagement

Patients may be asked to participate in one of several ongoing studies, for example, a study to test the effectiveness of a new medication or a brain imaging study. It is important to note that anyone invited to participate in a study will be given extensive information on the objectives of the research as well as the risks and benefits of participating, and they will be asked to sign an informed consent form. Patients are free to refuse partification, and refusal will not affect treatment in any way.

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Team Members

Dr. Howard Margolese, Psychiatrist and Director, PEPP-MUHC
Dr. Howard Margolese, Psychiatrist and Director, PEPP-MUHC
Degree(s)
MD, CM, MSc, FRCPC
Areas of expertise
Clinical Pharmacology, First episode of Psychosis
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Dr. Julie Desmarais, Psychiatrist, PEPP-MUHC
Dr. Julie Desmarais, Psychiatrist, PEPP-MUHC
Degree(s)
MD, CM, FRCPC
Areas of expertise
Psychotic disorders
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Dr. Eric Morris, Psychologist, PEPP-MUHC
Dr. Eric Morris, Psychologist, PEPP-MUHC
Degree(s)
MA, PhD
Areas of expertise
Psychology, Mental Health
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Marie-Joëlle Bédard, Nurse Practitioner, Case Manager
Marie-Joëlle Bédard, Nurse Practitioner, Case Manager
Degree(s)
M. Sc. Expertise Conseil / M Sc Advanced Practice Nursing
Areas of expertise
Mental Health
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Julie Bédard-Mathieu, Case Manager, Social Worker
Julie Bédard-Mathieu, Case Manager, Social Worker
Degree(s)
BA
Areas of expertise
Social Services
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Daanish Mansoory, Case Manager, Occupational Therapist
Daanish Mansoory, Case Manager, Occupational Therapist
Degree(s)
MSc (Occupational Therapy)
Areas of expertise
Occupational Therapy
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Louise Langevin, Case Manager and Nurse Clinician
Louise Langevin, Case Manager and Nurse Clinician
Degree(s)
Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
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Jonas Tapia
Jonas Tapia, Case Manager and Nurse Clinician
Degree(s)
Bachelor's of Science (Nursing)
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Luisa DiBenedetto, Administrative Assistant
Luisa DiBenedetto, Administrative Assistant
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How to help a loved one suffering from psychosis?

One way to offer support is through scheduling activities that they enjoy with people they are familiar with. It is important is to provide them with the option to discuss how they are feeling and acknowledge that their experiences are real to them. Be mindful of being patronizing or humorous when talking about their idea of reality.