n South African Journal of Psychiatry - What do patients with psychotic and mood disorders know about their illness and medication?

Volume 14, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



According to Pekkala and Merinder, authors of the 2006 Cochrane review on psychoeducation for schizophrenia, any kind of psychoeducational intervention significantly decreased relapse or readmission rates at 9 - 18 months' follow-up compared with standard care. Findings were also consistent with the probability that psychoeducation had a positive effect on a person's well-being.

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