- Bond, G.R. (2002). ‘Assertive Community Treatment for People with Severe Mental Illness.’ Journal of Mental Health, 2(3), 34-59.
In this article, Gary defines Assertive community treatment, ACT, as one of the approaches that can be used to deal with mental illnesses. Schizophrenia is one of the serious mental illnesses. Gary argues that AGT is the best way to organize services and provide essential support for mentally ill individuals. He advocates for community integration together with the clients having conditions such as schizophrenia. ACT is seen by the author as a holistic approach as it will result in provision of medicine, finances, housing, and any other need.
The author also gives a review of the current position of health diseases, and especially mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. The major requirements for an effective ACT team are to integrate staffing operations and integration of services. Monitoring and medication on daily basis is also needed to help the individual. This journal article informs the reader how to cope with mental illnesses and the necessary procedures. This approach can effectively work to treat someone suffering from schizophrenia.
- Carpenter, W.T. (2001).‘Evidence-Based Treatment for First-Episode Schizophrenia.’ Am J. Psychiatry, 158: 1771-1773.
According to the author, evidence based treatment is the modern clarion towards clarion. This method has the ability of leading to acceptance or rejection depending on the efficacy of all documentations made. Carpenter says that, in cases of schizophrenia, this standard has over the past years been successful. It has been noted to be a very effective standard to deal with schizophrenia. There are clinical trials and other sources of data for this kind of therapeutics. When applying evidence-based approaches, it is necessary to make sure medication has been administered at the right time.
The cost is analyzed and the time of treatment as well. The description and withdrawal from given medication is something that needs to be done intelligently. With this approach, therefore, it is necessary to have clinicians being given the chance to make decisions for each and every individual patient with proper individual analysis. Therefore, the author observes that evidence-based medical therapeutics should be dependent on the wise decisions of the clinicians and knowledge of translating data into individualized intervention and treatment.
- Silverstein, S.M. et al. (2006). ‘Schizophrenia: Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence-based Practice Series.’ Psychiatry Services. 58(7), 1014.
This is another important article providing the reader with enough information about evidence –based practices in the field of psychotherapy. It provides enough information with a precise introduction to the psychological and clinical conditions in the treatment of schizophrenia. The authors of this article give an argument about how the condition developed. A proper analysis about the disease is presented together with the methods the disease can be managed. The major interventions discussed include rehabilitation and psychological treatments which have the ability of altering the long-term functioning of the individual and eventually treating the disorder.
The article introduces the reader to Schizophrenia condition, then discussing the development and epidemiology. Rehabilitation and medical support have been discussed as important approaches to tackle the disease. The article therefore broadens and widens our knowledge of the effective measures of treating schizophrenia and how other training programs can be initiated. The argument is that an integrated approach will produce the best results in treating persons with the condition.
- Tandon, R. et al. (2006). ‘Best practice pharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia: applying principles of evidence-based medicine.’ Current psychosis and therapeutic reports. 3(2), 53-60.
The authors of the article begin by introducing the reader to the condition and how it has remained a serious issue affecting man today. Clinicians tend to find themselves in very hard situations when they have to make decisions on how to treat the condition. The best method, according to them, is to access individual information and apply specific treatment that best suits the individual.
The main issue in this article is that the best approach is to apply an evidence-based medicine. The major steps to be used have also been outlined. This will help in treating individuals suffering from schizophrenia by using the available pharmacologic treatments. This article is thus very significant in the treatment of the mental condition.
- Drake, R. Mueser, K., Willer, A. et al. (2000). ‘Evidence-based treatment of Schizophrenia.’ Current Psychiatry Rep. 2(5), 393-397.
This article explains how individuals suffering from schizophrenia can be helped through the use of both psychological and pharmacological interventions. Several interventions proposed by researches have also been described in the article. All possible applications can be used in dealing with the condition. The need is only to implement a positive and effective treatment program. The article has reviewed six commonly applied routines in dealing with mental health issues. Since few patients are treated with evidence-based approaches, the article encourages its use because it is effective. This article therefore presents the reader with the right information on how to deal with schizophrenia.
- Fox, D.M. ‘Evidence-based mental health treatments and services.’ Journal of Mental Health. 2(3), 45-56.
The author of this article begins by giving explanations on how to deal with schizophrenia. It begins by analyzing five treatment categories as well services that can be used to deal with patients with mental conditions. The paper goes ahead to look at the accuracy and efficacy of the specific treatments. Use of evidence-based approach is seen as the best approach in dealing with schizophrenia. In that case, the clinician will be required to look at the conditions of the patient and offer individualized medical and psychological intervention. This will be significant in dealing with schizophrenia. Therefore, this article can be effective in establishing the best medical intervention for cases of schizophrenia.
Bond,G.R. (2002). ‘Assertive Community Treatment for People with Severe Mental Illness.’ Journal of Mental Health, 2(3), 34-59.
Carpenter, W.T. (2001).‘Evidence-Based Treatment for First-Episode Schizophrenia.’ Am J. Psychiatry, 158: 1771-1773.
Drake, R. Mueser, K., Willer, A. et al. (2000). ‘Evidence-based treatment of Schizophrenia.’ Current Psychiatry Rep. 2(5), 393-397.
Fox, D.M. (2007). ‘Evidence-based mental health treatments and services.’ Journal of Mental Health. 2(3), 45-56.
Silverstein, S.M. et al. (2006). ‘Schizophrenia: Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence-based Practice Series.’ Psychiatry Services. 58(7), 1014.
Tandon, R. et al. (2006). ‘Best practice pharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia: applying principles of evidence-based medicine.’ Current psychosis and therapeutic reports. 3(2), 53-60.