Psychoeducation in Psychiatric Disorders
Summary: In the last few decades, psychoeducation has come up as a useful and effective mode of psychotherapy for persons with mental illness. It has been found to be fruitful in both clinical and community settings. Psychoeducation has its roots in the “Mental Hygiene Movement” of the early 20th century and “Deinstitutionalization Movement” of the 1950s and 1960s. Subsequently, studies on the role of “Expressed Emotions” in schizophrenia provided further impetus to the growth of psychoeducation. Psychoeducation combines the elements of cognitive-behavior therapy, group therapy, and education. The basic aim is to provide the patient and families knowledge about various facets of the illness and its treatment so that they can work together with mental health professionals for a better overall outcome.
Authors: Sujit Sarkhel, O. P. Singh, Manu Arora
Year of Publication: January-2020
Citation: Sarkhel S, Singh OP, Arora M. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Psychoeducation in Psychiatric Disorders General Principles of Psychoeducation. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2020;62(Suppl 2):S319.
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