Some believe that after a person has had a serious psychotic episode (first break), their life goes down-hill from there. Two guests, Dr. Demian Rose who specializes in early psychosis and Peggy Rahman, a family member and trainer of families, who know the most recent research and practice, put a more realistic and hopeful spin on this phenomenon. Taped December 17, 2008.

Discussion Questions for First Psychotic Break

Resources for First Psychotic Break

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Notes on music and art:
The composer of the music and the painters of the pictures used in the show lived with serious mental health problems.

Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky

The Parable of the Good Samaritan by Francesco Bassano
Old Man in Sorrow by Vincent van Gogh

The Erythraean Sibyl (Sistine Chapel) by Michelangelo