Combining Medication and Psychosocial Treatments May Benefit Patients With Early-Stage Schizophrenia

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Patients with early-stage schizophrenia who receive a combination of medication and a psychosocial intervention appear less likely to discontinue treatment or relapse — and may have improved insight, quality of life and social functioning — than those taking medication alone, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals…….

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Journal Reference: Guo et al. Effect of Antipsychotic Medication Alone vs Combined With Psychosocial Intervention on Outcomes of Early-Stage Schizophrenia: A Randomized, 1-Year Study. Archives of General Psychiatry, 2010; 67 (9): 895 DOI: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2010.105

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100906203038.htm

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