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Residual Schizophrenia Psychosocial Therapy

Psychosocial Therapy for Schizophrenia
Although medications are the most effective treatment for schizophrenia, psychosocial therapy helps the person better cope with schizophrenia.

Types of psychosocial therapy include:

  • Psychotherapy for schizophrenia:
    • Helps motivate the patient to maintain treatment
    • Helps improve communication and relationships
  • Family therapy for schizophrenia:
    • Helps families understand the illness
    • Improves family relationships
    • Provides support for the patient
  • Rehabilitation for schizophrenia:
    • Vocational training may allow the patient to be independent
    • Social training improves communication with others

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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