Psychosocial Therapy in Schizophrenic Patients with Depression

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Kitikorn Pornma, MNS
Sitthiphon Bunman, PhD
Prakasit Wannapaschaiyong, MD
Sonthaya Saiyasalee, Msc


Depression in schizophrenic patients is associated with a less favorable patient course and poorer outcomes compared to those without depression. The symptoms can occur at any stage of the disease, affecting both physical and mental health problems, and are also a significant risk factor for suicide. Therefore, recognizing the symptoms and identifying their causes is important and leads to early and appropriate treatment. Psychosocial therapy is one of the treatments that can reduce the severity of symptoms and their consequences. This article reviews the depressive symptoms of schizophrenia patients and psychosocial therapies of current depressive schizophrenia patients.

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Pornma, MNS K, Bunman, PhD S, Wannapaschaiyong, MD P, Saiyasalee, Msc S. Psychosocial Therapy in Schizophrenic Patients with Depression. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2022 Feb. 26 [cited 2024 Feb. 22];18(1):61. Available from:
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