Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review whether psychosocial intervention combined with antipsychotic drugs is more beneficial than medication alone in adult patients with schizophrenia.
Method: A PubMed literature search was conducted from within the past 10 years with search terms schizophrenia treatment, medication alone, and psychosocial therapy. This resulted in 16 studies, 3 of which serve as the basis for this clinical review analysis.
Results: Patients receiving both medications and psychosocial therapy had better outcomes in regards to treatment compliance, relapse, insight, quality of life, and social behavior than those only taking medications alone.
Conclusion: Evidence from the study shows that in comparison with medication-only therapy, it is more beneficial to combine medications and psychosocial therapy in the treatment of schizophrenia.
McKinney J. The Role of Psychosocial Intervention And Antipsychotic Drugs in Schizophrenia. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2019; 1(4).
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