Treatment of Schizophrenia

Family Assessment and Intervention

  • Michael J. Goldstein
  • Iver Hand
  • Kurt Hahlweg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

  3. Prediction of the Course of Schizophrenia

  4. Modification of the Course of Schizophrenia by Family Interventions

  5. Epilogue

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-222

About these proceedings


A group of people are seated together in a tried to explain it to you, you wouldn't un­ room. Recently, they have shared two derstand,' and this went on and on in a big circle, nowhere, - no information at all!" important experiences - they have lived The feelings of these relatives are not with a close relative, usually an offspring or spouse, who has been through an episode unique. Until recently, many relatives of of a major mental disorder, most often of a schizophrenic patients experienced some schizophrenic type, and they have also been form of rebuff by mental health profes­ participants in an experimental program sionals while their relative was treated as an designed to assist them and their disturbed inpatient and little or no involvement in the relative in modifying family patterns to aftercare process when the relative re­ foster rehabilitation. The experimental turned home. These attitudes of mental programs involve maintenance pharmaco­ health personnel reflected both the prevail­ therapy as well as a combination of family ing wisdom of the time that the family, be­ education and therapy.


coping emotion feeling intervention rehabilitation stress therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Goldstein
    • 1
  • Iver Hand
    • 2
  • Kurt Hahlweg
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California, L. A.Los AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Max Planck Institute of PsychiatryMünchen 40Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16628-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-95496-2
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