Broadly defined, rehabilitation includes a wide array of non-medical interventions
for those with schizophrenia. Rehabilitation programs emphasize
social and vocational training to help patients and former patients
overcome difficulties in these areas. Programs may include vocational
counseling, job training, problem- solving and money management
skills, use of public transportation, and social skills training.
These approaches are important for the success of the community-
centered treatment of schizophrenia, because they provide discharged
patients with the skills necessary to lead productive lives outside
the sheltered confines of a mental hospital.
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