Conclusion

  • Neil Harris
  • Steve Williams
  • Tim Bradshaw
Chapter

Abstract

Over the past fifty years substantial developments have been made in the understanding and treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. We have moved from a solely disease orientated biological model to a new conceptualisation known as stress-vulnerability which acknowledges the role of environmental and psychological factors in relation to the course and outcome of psychosis. This model has led to the development of a range of innovative evidence based psychosocial interventions all of which reinforce the need for professionals to form collaborative working alliances with service users and their families.

Keywords

Schizophrenia 

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© Neil Harris, Steve Williams, Tim Bradshaw 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Harris
    • 1
  • Steve Williams
    • 1
  • Tim Bradshaw
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health VisitingUniversity of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Merseycare Mental Health Care NHS TrustUK

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