The concept of need-related care for schizophrenia patients, evolved in Abo during the 1980s, consists in a flexible form of psychotherapy oriented care, which in its planning and execution is tailored to meet varying individual needs. It is based both on family and individual therapy and therapeutic groups, drugs being used as support. The results have been promising and it has been possible to reduce hospitalisation.
Comment In: Nord Med. 1993;108(12):326-7, 3298272396