Gestion clinique et réhabilitation du patient souffrant de schizophrénie et réfractaire au traitement: fondements conceptuels et résultats (première partie).

Translated title of the contribution: Clinical management and rehabilitation of the treatment refractory patient: conceptual foundations and outcome data

Steven M. Silverstein, Michi Hatashita-Wong, Sandra Wilkniss, Jerôme Lapasset, Andrew Bloch, Richard McCarthy

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Abstract

Despite advances in psychopharmacology for people with schizophrenia, many patients remain too disabled to be discharged from public psychiatric facilities. This paper describes the development of a public-private partnership which led to the creation of a specialized, intensive behavioral rehabilitation program for schizophrenia patients who were considered to be treatment-refractory at public hospitals. The essential elements of this treatment program are described, along with the philosophical bases of its treatment. Outcome data are discussed to emphasize the point that when evidence-based treatment is implemented with this population, outcomes can be positive in most cases, and therefore, the number of "treatment-refractory" patients is actually less than is estimated based on response to medication alone.

Translated title of the contributionClinical management and rehabilitation of the treatment refractory patient: conceptual foundations and outcome data
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)15-44
Number of pages30
JournalSanté mentale au Québec
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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