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Peers and peer-led interventions for people with schizophrenia. Psychiatr Clin North Am 2012 Sep;35(3):699-715

Date

08/30/2012

Pubmed ID

22929874

DOI

10.1016/j.psc.2012.06.009

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84865420001   27 Citations

Abstract

This article provides a snapshot of the nature, guiding philosophy, and empiric status of interventions for people with schizophrenia that go beyond traditional psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatments to include peer-led interventions. The authors discuss the nature and principles of peer-led interventions for people with schizophrenia and the types of peer-led interventions along with evidence of their effectiveness in fostering the recovery of people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. Focus is on 3 types of peer-led interventions: (1) mutual support/self-help, (2) consumer-operated services, and (3) peer support services.

Author List

Ahmed AO, Doane NJ, Mabe PA, Buckley PF, Birgenheir D, Goodrum NM

Author

Denis Birgenheir PhD Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Humans
Peer Group
Recovery of Function
Schizophrenia
Self-Help Groups
Social Support
Treatment Outcome