The Application of FAP to Persons with Serious Mental Illness

  • Thane A. Dykstra
  • Kimberly A. Shontz
  • Carl V. Indovina
  • Daniel J. Moran


The prevalence of schizophrenia is similar to epilepsy and diabetes mellitus, showing a lifetime morbidity of about 1–1.5% of the general population (Anderson, Reiss, & Hogarty , 1986; Gottesman , 1991). According to these estimates, between four and six million people in the United States will at some point in their lifetimes experience an episode of schizophren ia (Anderson, Reiss, & Hogarty , 1986). While advancements in psychopharmacology have assisted in alleviating distressing symptoms associated with the disorder, a significant level of residual symptoms often remain that may vary in intensity over time and across individuals.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thane A. Dykstra
    • 1
  • Kimberly A. Shontz
    • 1
  • Carl V. Indovina
    • 2
  • Daniel J. Moran
    • 3
  1. 1.Behavioral Health ServicesTrinity Services, Inc.JolietUSA
  2. 2.Autism and Family Resource CenterTrinity Services, Inc.JolietUSA
  3. 3.Family Counseling CenterTrinity Services, Inc.JolietUSA

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