Family interventions in psychosis

Juliana Onwumere*, Elaine Hunter, Elizabeth Kuipers

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Achieving adequate response to therapy for schizophrenia goes well beyond the ‘antipsychotic response’ of medications. Response does not occur in a vacuum and the support of relatives is crucial. Moreover, studies that focuses on family interventions-through a range of approaches-show compelling evidence of the positive impact of family support upon the person’s outcomes. This chapter illustrates core principles as well as reviewing interventional studies with respect to familial involvement in the care and overall therapeutic response of patients with severe schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreatment-Refractory Schizophrenia: A Clinical Conundrum
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9783642452574, 9783642452567
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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