Medication and Psychotherapy in Outpatients Vulnerable to Psychosis
The literature dealing with the individual treatment of schizophrenia and related conditions has been derived almost exclusively from work with inpatients. Indeed, before the 1950s, psychotic patients were treated primarily in hospitals. Our field owes a lasting debt to the patience and intuitive genius of the individuals who developed this literature, including Theodore and Ruth Lidz, and others who are contributors at this conference. Working in the days before neuroleptic drugs, and sometimes intentionally without them, these workers described the powerful role of persistent, concerned human contact in the treatment of psychotic disorders.
KeywordsPsychotic Symptom Psychotic Disorder Therapeutic Alliance Medication Compliance Psychotic Episode
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