How effective is vocational rehabilitation for schizophrenia?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Most patients with schizophrenia would like to work; employment can improve income, self-esteem, and social status. However, few people with the disorder are able to maintain competitive employment. [122] Supported employment programs currently thought to be most effective are those that offer individualized, supported, and rapid job assignments and that are integrated with other services. These programs are associated with higher rates of employment, but gains in other domains are surprisingly difficult to discern. [123]


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