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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health