Psychosocial treatment is an essential part of treatment. It includes numerous approaches, such as social skills training, cognitive-behavioral therapy, cognitive remediation, and social cognition training. Psychosocial treatment has been shown to be most effective when combined with medication. The psychosocial approach emphasizes functions over symptoms and is designed to allow the patient to feel part of society—a person and not just a patient.
Currently, psychosocial treatment is oriented to patient recovery and includes these goals:
Have few or stable symptoms
Manage own funds and medications
Work at least half-time
Avoid high emotional situations which are very stressful
To learn more about psychosocial interventions, read here.
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