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Original Article

Efficacy of Psychosocial Intervention on Patients with Schizophrenia

Shweta, K. S. Senger, A. R. Singh, M. Dutta

Keywords : Psychosocial intervention, Pharmacotherapy, Schizophrenia

Citation Information : S, Senger KS, Singh AR, Dutta M. Efficacy of Psychosocial Intervention on Patients with Schizophrenia. 2010; 13 (1-2):37-41.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-13-1--2-37

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Aim: To study the efficacy of psychosocial intervention on patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects about 1% of the human population with a relatively uniform distribution throughout the world. Pharmacotherapy alone is being considered critical for the successful management of patients with more severe positive symptoms of schizophrenia. The integration and coordination of psychosocial treatment including pharmacotherapy and rehabilitative services is widely advocated. The present study was designed to examine the relationship between the administration of antipsychotic medication and responsiveness to psychotherapeutic interventions. Methodology: The study was based on experimental design. The sample of 20 (experimental-10& control- 10) was selected on the basis of purposive sampling technique. Fisher's exact test and t test were used to analyze the data. Results: The findings suggest that the marked differences have been found in both groups in all the areas i.e. personal, social, occupational, physical, and general. Conclusion: In the absence of psychosocial measures alone or with pharmacotherapy the target to return to the premorbid level of functioning or community rehabilitation cannot be attained.

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