Functioning in First-Episode and Chronic Psychosis: The Role of Patient's Symptom Severity and Psychosocial Functioning

I think this is good news for family. If your family gets good psycho-social functioning training from a psychologist, you can really help yourselves and your family member who has schizophrenia.


These findings indicate that severe psychopathology and patient’s low psychosocial functioning are associated with poor family functioning. It appears that the effect for family function is significant from the early stages of the illness. Thus, early psychoeducational interventions should focus on patients with severe symptomatology and impaired functioning and their families.