Acute schizophrenia

A small number of therapeutic communities have been established in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Switzerland to discover whether young people with first or second admissions suffering from acute schizophrenia or schizophreniform psychosis could be effectively treated in small family-like settings with the minimal use of neuroleptics. Two studies using controls treated in conventional settings demonstrated comparable or better outcome on a number of indices in the therapeutic community samples. Reliance on medication at follow-up was significantly lower, although there were no cost savings.(2 26) A 20-year study of an acute psychiatric ward in Finland found that acute psychotic and borderline patients seemed to benefit from the therapeutic community model with a high level of support, negotiation, order, and organization.(27)

Break Free From Passive Aggression

Break Free From Passive Aggression

This guide is meant to be of use for anyone who is keen on developing a better understanding of PAB, to help/support concerned people to discover various methods for helping others, also, to serve passive aggressive people as a tool for self-help.

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