Bleuler revisited: psychosis and the "suicidal drive"
Info on talk: Hallucinations and delusional beliefs are the classic symptoms of psychosis but are, in fact, reported by 5-7% of the general adult population and an even higher proportion of children and adolescents. This talk will look at the clinical significance of psychotic symptoms, including as risk markers for future self-injurious behaviour. I will also present clinical data on severe mental health outcomes among young people who present to secondary healthcare services with self-injurious behaviour.
Dr. Ian Kelleher is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Health Service Executive (Irish public health system); Lecturer/Assistant Professor at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, School of Medicine; Director ARK (At Risk Kids) lab. His research focuses on early identification of risk for psychosis and suicidal behaviour, and the interrelationship between the two.