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Preventive interventions in the community

  • Marc Laporta
  • Ian R. H. Falloon


In contrast to services that are primarily geared to acute or rehabilitative treatment, the key aim of all health services to communities is the prevention of morbidity. However, in practice few mental health services achieve this objective, most functioning as crisis intervention resources that deal with mental disorders in their most florid phases. While prevention of mental disorders has been viewed with extreme scepticism, there is accumulating evidence that modern approaches to mental health may contribute to a more benign course of several major mental disorders. This chapter outlines some of the principles and methods that embody prevention of the morbidity associated with schizophrenic disorders.


Preventive Intervention Tardive Dyskinesia Social Skill Training Early Warning Sign Vulnerability Model 
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  • Ian R. H. Falloon

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