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Family contact, experience of family relationships, and views about family involvement in treatment among VA consumers with serious mental illness

Aaron Murray-Swank, PhD, et al.

When family members are productively involved in the treatment of persons with serious mental illness, treatment outcomes improve. We asked veterans with serious mental illness about their family relationships and their views about family participation in their mental health care. Most participants wanted their family involved in their treatment but cited a number of barriers to such participation. Consumers, family members, and mental health clinicians and administrators will benefit from this research because it sheds light on how they can most effectively work together to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes.


Volume 44 Number 6, 2007
Pages 801 — 812


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