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The impact of caregivers' characteristics, patients' conditions and regional differences on family burden in schizophrenia: a longitudinal analysis.

Authors
  • Roick, C
  • Heider, D
  • Toumi, M
  • Angermeyer, M C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2006
Volume
114
Issue
5
Pages
363–374
Identifiers
PMID: 17022797
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Family education programs should help caregivers to improve their coping strategies. Therapy solutions must address negative symptoms just as much as positive symptoms, as these especially impact caregivers. Intensified community-based care can reduce burden, but provision alone is not sufficient. Psychiatrists and caregivers should motivate patients to take advantage of such offers.

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