Family Relapse Research

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Relapse Prevention by Family Intervention in Schizophrenic Patients There is substantial evidence that Family interventions can reduce the rate of relapse and rehospitalisation of Schizophrenia patients. Research has shown that patients from families that demonstrate high levels of criticism and hostility are more likely to relapse than those whose families who withhold their opinions and express less emotion (Pharoah et al., 2010). Although family interventions differ in their functions and mode of delivery, they still maintain a similar set of characteristics, which are that schizophrenia is regarded as an illness, family environment is not pointed as the cause of schizophrenia, support is provided an family members assume the roles of therapeutic agents and finally family interventions are a part of the whole treatment package alongside routine drug treatment and…show more content…
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