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Psychiatry. 1994 May;57(2):104-14.

Psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia.

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  • 1UCLA Department of Psychiatry, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.


Based upon educational and social learning principles, social skills training and family management modalities have been validated as effective in improving coping skills and symptomatic course and outcome of schizophrenia. Combined with judicious doses of antipsychotic medication, these modalities have been designed from the conceptualization of schizophrenia as a stress-related, biomedical disorder, with those afflicted having enduring vulnerability to the emergence or exacerbation of psychotic symptoms with associated social disability. Behaviorally oriented modalities require integration with a comprehensive psychiatric service delivery system to confer protection against relapse.

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