Lavarenne et al (2013): An example of a group case study

containing-psychotic-patients: Click here of the original Lavarenne et al (2013) paper

diamond-9-activity-lavarenne: Use this diamond nine activity to work out how to use AO1 procedural details in your AO3 chains of reason about the strengths and weaknesses of case studies in clinical psychology. Remember a diamond nine requires you to arrange the squares in 5 lines of 1,2,3,2,1; where the top piece of information will be used to back up the is trongest strength and the bottom will be the information used to back up the weakest weakness or least relevant piece of information to the task.

lavarenne-case-study: Lavarenne et al Handout

lavarenne-et-al-2013: Lavarenne et al Powerpoint

The study included the term psychotic decompensation, this basically refers to the unraveling of a person with schizophrenia, e.g. they may be functionally relatively well between psychotic episodes but then they go into a period of psychotic decompensation whereby their symptoms take over leading to a combination of the 4Ds.

An interesting link using this phrase in the title; great consolidatory reading about schizophrenia: