Family treatment of adult schizophrenic patients: a psycho-educational approach.

@article{Anderson1980FamilyTO,
  title={Family treatment of adult schizophrenic patients: a psycho-educational approach.},
  author={Carol M Anderson and Gerard E. Hogarty and David. J. Reiss},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={1980},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={490-505}
}
As part of a long-term study in schizophrenia, a model of family intervention has been developed which attempts to diminish relapse rates of schizophrenic patients. This model reflects theoretical and research findings which suggest that certain patients have a "core psychological deficit" that might increase vulnerability to external stimuli. While a program of maintenance chemotherapy attempts to decreae patient vulnerability, a series of highly structured, supportive, psycho-educational… CONTINUE READING

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