April 21, 2004

Home Environment is Key

Home Environment is essential to battle schizophrenia: study States

A recent study in Australia suggests that the living environment can be a key aspect of recovery for people that have schizophrenia - sugtesting that has been overlooked in the past, and undervalued in countries like the USA that tend to minimize services and support systems for the mentally ill.

Excerpt from ABC Australia News:

A new Queensland study has found securing a stable home life for people with schizophrenia could be more important than chasing a drug cure.

Queensland University of Technology researcher Graeme Browne says people living in their own homes have more supportive social relationships than those living in boarding houses.

"I think including people with mental illnesses in all the processes in the delivery of mental health services is critical."


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