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Belinda McIntosh

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date: 16 January 2021

Dr. Bellack’s commentary highlights a number of important points in the assessment and treatment of patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. He emphasizes that, although many patients with schizophrenia receive pharmacotherapeutic and psychosocial treatments in keeping with the spirit of the recommendations, often the treatments being applied are not evidence-based. Dr. Bellack stresses that there are a number of manualized psychosocial treatments to guide clinicians wishing to provide evidence-based supported employment, social skills training, and substance abuse treatment. He also aptly cites that the bulk of mental health treatment for patients with schizophrenia occurs in community mental health settings that lack the resources to adequately provide these treatments....

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