This article is particularly relevant to middle-aged and older veterans with schizophrenia. Antipsychotic medications can reduce some symptoms of schizophrenia but do not specifically target psychosocial functioning. When used with medication therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation intervention can improve everyday functioning in veterans diagnosed with schizophrenia. This article specifically shows that veterans with greater awareness of their illness, as well as those with more limited awareness, can benefit from cognitive behavioral social skills training for schizophrenia.
Volume 46 Number 8, 2009
Pages 1053 — 1058