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Irene Hurford, MD

Irene Hurford, MD

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
3819 Chestnut St. Garden Level
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-387-3223
Fax: 215-387-3203
B.Sc. (Psychology, High Distinction)
University of Toronto, 1999.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
McMaster University, 2002.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Hurford developed and directs the Psychosis Education, Assessment, Care, and Empowerment (PEACE) Program through Horizon House, Inc. She provides expert care to individuals experiencing the first year of psychotic symptoms.

Description of Other Expertise

First episode psychosis (FEP), early episode psychosis, recovery, resiliency, cognition

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Hurford's research focuses on measurement of cognition in psychosis, treatment outcomes in early-episode psychosis, interventions to improve functioning in early psychosis, and program evaluation.

Selected Publications

Hurford, IM; Jones, N: Interrogating Insight and Coercive Care for People with Psychosis: Situated Perspectives from the Front Lines. Community Mental Health. Rosenberg S and Rosenberg J (eds.). Routledge Press, In Press 2017.

Hurford, I: Medicating a Prophet. New York Times October 2016.

Jones N, Hurford I, Britz, B: Peer Leadership in Early Intervention in Psychosis Services. National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse, Webinar May 2015.

Caroff SN, Hurford I, Bleir HR, Gorton GE, Campbell EC: Recurrent Idiopathic Catatonia: Implications Beyond the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition. Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience 13(2): 218-221, 2015.

Larkin E and Hurford IM: Perpetuating Schizophrenia’s Stigma. New York Times August 2014.

Kohler C, Borgmann-Winter KE, Hurford I, Neustadter E, Yi J, Calkins ME: Is prevention a realistic goal for schizophrenia? Curr Psychiatry Rep 16(4): 439, April 2014.

Ventura J, Reise SP, Keefe RS, Hurford IM, Wood RC, Bilder RM: The Cognitive Assessment Interview (CAI): Reliability and Validity of a Brief Interview-Based Measure of Cognition. Schizophrenia Bulletin 39(3): 583-91, May 2013.

Campbell C, Hurford I, Lybrand J, Caroff SN: Comorbid Addictions and Schizophrenia. Interventions for Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. Miller P (eds.). Elsevier, 3: 497-502, 2013.

Hurford IM, March ME, Richard J, Gur RE, Gur RC: A Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool for Schizophrenia (B-CATS): Correlation of a 10-Minute Clinical Tool with a Computerized Neurocognitive Battery. Presented at Society for Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting 2012.

Hurford, I: Psychopharmacological Treatment of Prodromal Schizophrenia. Psychiatric Times Podcast September 2011.

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Last updated: 12/19/2016
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