Year: 1980 Source: Schizophrenia Bulletin, v.6, no.4, (1980), p.619-626 SIEC No: 19842222

A program of sociotherapeutic & psycopharmacological treatment of discharged schizophrenic patients is described. An important aspect of the aftercare program is the use of volunteers recruited from the community. The volunteers participate in an educational program, in which they meet schizophrenic patients & receive information on the symptomatology & treatment of psychosis. In addition to such sociotherapeutic approaches, discharged patients also require systematic program of pharmacotherapy.