Evidence-based treatment of schizophrenia.

R. E. Drake, K. T. Mueser, W. C. Torrey, A. L. Miller, A. F. Lehman, G. R. Bond, H. H. Goldman, H. S. Leff

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People with schizophrenia can be helped greatly with pharmacologic and psychosocial interventions that are known to be effective. Several interventions are now supported by research: use of medications following specific guidelines, training in illness self-management, case management based on principles of assertive community treatment, family psychoeducation, supported employment, and integrated substance abuse treatment. However, few patients actually receive these evidence-based interventions because they are not provided in routine mental health settings. Therefore, implementing effective treatments in mental health treatment programs is a critical challenge for the field. We review the six areas of evidence-based treatment of schizophrenia, as well as knowledge regarding implementation of mental health programs in routine practice settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent psychiatry reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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