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Unformatted text preview: and psychosocial interventions for substance use and weight management. Family therapy or education, which addresses the whole family system of an individual, may reduce relapses and hospitalisations. The evidence for CBT's effectiveness in either reducing symptoms or preventing relapse is minimal. Prognosis The course of schizophrenia varies immensely. Some people recover rapidly, while others experience problems for the rest of their life. It is thought that approximately 25% of patients recover after a single episode. About 60% of patients have acute episodes with stable periods in between and 15% of patients require prolonged treatment. In these people, and those experiencing acute episodes, there is an increased risk of suicide. For those no-longer needing in-patients care, on going out-patient support is often needed to avoid relapse. Prevention Schizophrenia cannot be prevented but the undesirable symptoms of the condition and relapse can be reduced....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10