The Personality, Patterns, and Perceptions (Triple-P) Study funded by National Institute of Mental Health is a five year longitudinal study. This study examines symptoms of serious mental illness, associated with functional impairment, high health-care costs, and significant suffering. This project aims at 1) Obtaining direct, empirical account of symptom frequencies, severities, and co-occurrences through Experience Sampling Methodology 2) Propose and test several theoretical mechanisms for symptoms 3) To investigate the role of interpersonal perception processes in stressors and symptoms 4) To chart trajectories and transactions of symptom frequencies, severities, and contingencies. This research is tailored to address several significant problems and by advancing our understanding of the psychosocial factors that trigger symptoms, we hope to improve diagnosis and treatment in a way that helps alleviate the personal and societal costs associated with these debilitating symptoms.
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