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| Published: February 22, 2021

Efficacy of rehabilitation in management of schizophrenia

Dr. Aakanksha Kharb

Junior Resident (MD Psychiatry IIIrd Year), Institute of Mental Health, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Nandini Lamba

Junior Resident (MD Psychiatry IInd Year), Institute of Mental Health, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Consultant Psychiatric Social Work, State Institute of Mental Health, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.009/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.009

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Schizophrenia is a chronic, stress-related and neurobiological disorder characterized by disturbances in the form and content of an individual’s thought and perceptual processes, affect and social and instrumental role behavior. Psychiatric rehabilitation denotes wide range of interventions to help people with disabilities due to mental illness in improving their functioning, quality of life, and recovery by enhancing the opportunities, skills and supports they need to succeed in regular adult roles and in the environments of their choice. Rehabilitation interventions have been developed to improve functional outcomes and to promote recovery. The purpose of this article is to study the efficacy of rehabilitation in the management of schizophrenia. Literature has been searched of both electronic databases including PubMed and manual searches. It can be said that rehabilitation in schizophrenia is an integrated approach that incorporates early detection and treatment of schizophrenia symptoms, collaboration between person with schizophrenia and caregivers in managing treatment, family and social supports and training in social, instrumental and coping skills has been documented to improve the course and outcome of schizophrenia as measured by symptoms recurrence, social functioning and quality of life.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.009/20210901

10.25215/0901.009

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021