[Psychoeducation of patients and their family members during episode psychosis].

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[Psychoeducation of patients and their family members during episode psychosis].

Encephale. 2013 Sep;39 Suppl 2:S110-4

Authors: Hodé Y

Abstract
The concept of psychoeducation is close to the concept of therapeutic education and refers to a kind of education intervention targeting people with a mental health condition. In the framework of psychosis, psychoeducation can be offered to patients, family members or both. The efficacy of patient psychoeducation on treatment adherence or social functioning is well-established but only if the family benefits of a joint psychoeducational intervention. Family psychoeducation, even without patient psychoeducation has proven efficacy in reducing relapse rate. This reduction is of the same order of magnitude as that obtained with an antipsychotic medication.

PMID: 24084420 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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