Question: In adults of a working age with symptoms of psychosis how effective are family interventions when compared to any other treatment in achieving improved patient outcomes?


The authors of a systematic review (SR) stated that clinicians may feel that a family intervention is worth the time and effort, assuming that a high-quality family service is available. The SR demonstrated a lack of high quality research in this area, and they emphasized that more, large, well-designed trials are needed to clarify several of the short-term and long-term outcomes. A randomised controlled trial (RCT) that met the inclusion criteria above did not explicitly state any clinical or research implications.

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