Psychiatric Social Work Interventions in Schizophrenia: A Case Report
Background: The chronic mental illnesses constitute substantial difficulties to person affected and the family. The difficulties could arouse due to the symptoms, functional disability, and stigma attached with the mental illness. Method: Using a single case method, we qualitatively evaluated the effectiveness of psychiatric social work interventions in a case of person with chronic schizophrenia. The interventions were psychoeducation, social skill training, activity scheduling, supportive work and family interventions. Result and Conclusion: In the qualitative assessment, we have found that these interventions were helpful in improving functional status and family environment.
Keywords: Psychiatric social work, schizophrenia, case work
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