Lisa D Green-Paden

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The token economy is a treatment intervention based on principles of operant conditioning and social learning. Developed in the 1950s and 1960s for long-stay hospital patients, the token economy has fallen out of favor since that time. The current review was undertaken as part of the 2003 update of the schizophrenia treatment recommendations of the Patient(More)
This study extends research into insight by examining its relationship to a variety of demographic, clinical, neurocognitive, and psychosocial variables among a broad diagnostic sample of 211 adults with serious mental illness. Participants completed a full battery of instruments measuring these variables. Results support a relationship between ratings of(More)
Taken together, the research on what treatments help people with schizophrenia point to the value of treatment programs that combine medications with a range of psychosocial services. Provision of such packages of services likely reduces the need for crisis-oriented care hospitalizations and emergency room visits and enables greater recovery. For most(More)
OBJECTIVE The study compared self-reported comorbid affective and anxiety disorder diagnoses and treatments of African-American and Caucasian subjects in a large sample of patients who had a diagnosis of schizophrenia. METHODS A total of 685 patients receiving treatment for schizophrenia were interviewed as part of the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether demographic and clinical factors are associated with a diagnosis of depression among persons with schizophrenia and to determine the association of depression with subjective quality of life. A consecutively admitted sample of psychiatric inpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia (n = 123) were assessed for(More)
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