A work program decreases the number of hospital days required for schizophrenic patients, according to a study from Connecticut. A group of schizophrenic patients on a structured work program were compared with a non-working group. The working group spent fewer days in mental hospitals, and had fewer symptoms than the non- workers. The authors observed that the benefits from the work program disappear when the work program is discontinued. They feel that work therapy is beneficial in the treatment of schizophrenia.

(Schizophrenia Research 9(2,3)93, April 1993)

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