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Current approaches to treatments for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, part II: psychosocial interventions and patient-focused perspectives in psychiatric care

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, September 2013
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8 tweeters
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Title
Current approaches to treatments for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, part II: psychosocial interventions and patient-focused perspectives in psychiatric care
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, September 2013
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s49263
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Wai Tong Chien, Sau Fong Leung, Frederick KK Yeung, Wai Kit Wong

Abstract

Schizophrenia is a disabling psychiatric illness associated with disruptions in cognition, emotion, and psychosocial and occupational functioning. Increasing evidence shows that psychosocial interventions for people with schizophrenia, as an adjunct to medications or usual psychiatric care, can reduce psychotic symptoms and relapse and improve patients' long-term outcomes such as recovery, remission, and illness progression. This critical review of the literature was conducted to identify the common approaches to psychosocial interventions for people with schizophrenia. Treatment planning and outcomes were also explored and discussed to better understand the effects of these interventions in terms of person-focused perspectives such as their perceived quality of life and satisfaction and their acceptability and adherence to treatments or services received. We searched major health care databases such as EMBASE, MEDLINE, and PsycLIT and identified relevant literature in English from these databases. Their reference lists were screened, and studies were selected if they met the criteria of using a randomized controlled trial or systematic review design, giving a clear description of the interventions used, and having a study sample of people primarily diagnosed with schizophrenia. Five main approaches to psychosocial intervention had been used for the treatment of schizophrenia: cognitive therapy (cognitive behavioral and cognitive remediation therapy), psychoeducation, family intervention, social skills training, and assertive community treatment. Most of these five approaches applied to people with schizophrenia have demonstrated satisfactory levels of short- to medium-term clinical efficacy in terms of symptom control or reduction, level of functioning, and/or relapse rate. However, the comparative effects between these five approaches have not been well studied; thus, we are not able to clearly understand the superiority of any of these interventions. With the exception of patient relapse, the longer-term (eg, >2 years) effects of these approaches on most psychosocial outcomes are not well-established among these patients. Despite the fact that patients' perspectives on treatment and care have been increasingly concerned, not many studies have evaluated the effect of interventions on this perspective, and where they did, the findings were inconclusive. To conclude, current approaches to psychosocial interventions for schizophrenia have their strengths and weaknesses, particularly indicating limited evidence on long-term effects. To improve the longer-term outcomes of people with schizophrenia, future treatment strategies should focus on risk identification, early intervention, person-focused therapy, partnership with family caregivers, and the integration of evidence-based psychosocial interventions into existing services.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 310 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 71 22%
Student > Master 62 19%
Researcher 33 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 9%
Student > Postgraduate 23 7%
Other 64 20%
Unknown 38 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 90 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 62 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 11%
Social Sciences 23 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 4%
Other 39 12%
Unknown 56 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 March 2019.
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#1,339,753
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Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#175
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#15,263
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