Mindfulness Intervention: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Target Health Outcome: Psychosis
Summary: Patients with psychosis being discharged from a psychiatric hospital are at high risk for relapse and rehospitalization. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, this project tested the effectiveness of ACT for inpatients with psychosis as delivered by typical hospital staff. In the randomized-controlled phase of the project, ACT was compared to a supportive intervention to examine its effects on post-discharge rehospitalization rates and relapse. Follow-up testing is planned to expand this research program so that it can be tested in a larger clinical trial to further examine issues related to effectiveness and implementation.
Principal Investigator: Brandon Gaudiano