The Value of the Psychosociotherapeutic Approach in the Treatment of Long-Term Hospitalized Psychotic Patients: A Retrospective Study

  • Nikolas Manos
  • John Gkiouzepas
  • Gregory Lavrentiadis


It was only thirty years ago that the importance of the therapeutic milieu was established as a remarkable insight1. Progressively, the psychosocial approach to the treatment of psychotic patients and particularly schizophrenics proved to be of crucial importance and the combination of drugs and psychosocial therapy (psychotherapy and sociotherapy) stood out as the best treatment available for schizophrenia.2,3,4 But, most of the studies on psychosocial treatment have focussed on the patient who can be discharged eventually, as indicated by the selection of rehospitalization rate as the most common outcome variable.5


Total Asset State Hospital Mental Hospital Community Psychiatry Therapeutic Community 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolas Manos
    • 1
  • John Gkiouzepas
    • 1
  • Gregory Lavrentiadis
    • 1
  1. 1.B Department of Psychiatry and NeurologyAristotelian University of Thessaloniki Medical SchoolThessalonikiGreece

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