What are the goals of psychosocial treatment for schizophrenia?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Psychosocial treatments are currently oriented according to the recovery model. According to this model, the goals of treatment for a person with schizophrenia are as follows:

  • To have few or stable symptoms

  • To avoid hospitalization

  • To manage his or her own funds and medications

  • To be either working or in school at least half-time

Hope, empowerment, choice, and community integration are emphasized in this treatment approach.


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