A program for relapse prevention in schizophrenia: a controlled study.

@article{Herz2000APF,
  title={A program for relapse prevention in schizophrenia: a controlled study.},
  author={Marvin I. Herz and J. Steven Lamberti and Jim Mintz and Russell Scott and Steve O'Dell and L McCartan and Gerhard Nix},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={277-83}
}
BACKGROUND This study examined whether a program for relapse prevention (PRP) is more effective than treatment as usual (TAU) in reducing relapse and rehospitalization rates among outpatients with schizophrenia. METHODS Eighty-two outpatients with DSM-III-R schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were randomly assigned to receive either PRP (experimental group, n = 41) or TAU (control group, n = 41) and were followed up for an 18-month prospective controlled study. Patients in both groups… CONTINUE READING