Spandler, Helen and Calton, Tim (2009) Minimal-medication approaches to treating schizophrenia. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 15 . pp. 209-217. ISSN 1355-5146
Official URL: http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/15/3/209.abstract
UK guidelines for treating people diagnosed with schizo phrenia currently emphasise the primacy of antipsychotic medication, with or without psycho-socially based interventions as circumstances dictate. We now see increasing calls, most notably from mental health service users, for the provision of ‘whole-person-based’, minimal-medication approaches to treating people with this diagnosis.
This article is intended to locate the development of such approaches within the history of modern and pre-modern psychiatry and, in doing so, summarise the available evidence base that underpins their efficacy.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||psychosis; mental health; policy; medication; schizophrenia; alternatives; crisis; Soteria; need adapted approach; therapeutic community|
|Subjects:||Historical & philosophical studies > Social history|
B - Subjects allied to medicine > B140 - Neuroscience
|Schools:||College of Business, Law & Applied Social Studies > School of Social Work, Care and Community|
|Deposited By:||Helen Spandler|
|Deposited On:||07 Sep 2011 16:23|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2016 06:55|
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