Monday, January 9, 2012

People With Schizophrenia Can Profit From Individual Employment Help

Middle-aged and older individuals with schizophrenia can benefit from individual placement and supported-employment programs, according to a study published last December in Schizophrenia Research. The researchers recruited 58 individuals with schizophrenia aged 45 years or older to participate in the study. Half were assigned to an individual-placement and support program for 12 months, while the other half were assigned to a conventional vocational rehabilitation program during that period. More than 50 percent of the subjects who took part in the former program attained competitive employment, whereas only 29 percent of those who took part in the latter program did.

More information on how people with schizophrenia can recover from their illness can be found in an American Psychiatric Publishing book Recovery From Disability—Manual of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

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