Family-Involved Psychosocial Treatments for Adult Mental Health Conditions

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Recently, investigators at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Evidence-Based Synthesis Program site in Minneapolis, MN conducted a systematic review of the literature to evaluate whether (and which) family-involved treatments improve patient outcomes–and whether (and which) family-involved treatments are superior to alternative interventions; particularly patient-only treatments. Primary outcomes included mental health outcomes and couple/family functioning for patients with mental health conditions. Other outcomes included treatment adherence, use of mental healthcare, patient satisfaction, and social support for patients.

http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/management_briefs/eBrief-no51.cfm

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