Contemporary Perspectives in Schizophrenia Care
Patient-Centric Care

Value of Schizophrenia Treatment I: The Patient Journey

Mohr P, et al.  Eur Psychiatry. 2018;53:107-115.
1 min

The Study

Founded in 2002, the European Brain Council recently assessed the value of treatment in schizophrenia. The current study presents a descriptive analysis from the first part of this effort, which focused on identifying the unmet needs and gaps in the patient care pathway. The study identified several critical barriers to optimal treatment and proposed the need for a paradigm shift from symptom management to an emphasis on recovery.

The Analysis

In the current model of care, there is insufficient cooperation among health- and social-care providers, patients, and families, as well as inadequate utilization of psychosocial interventions and low implementation of integrated community care. Early-intervention programs should be aimed at reducing the duration of untreated psychosis and preventing relapse in patients with a first episode of psychosis.

The Reason It Matters

Clinical focus is expanding from symptom control to a more holistic view of patient well-being across many psychosocial parameters. Evolving the paradigm requires challenging current healthcare models and moving toward a more comprehensive care model throughout the patient journey.

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