This manual is designed to help you:
Understand what schizophrenia is and the problems it causes - this is covered in Section A
Learn how to help people schizophrenia and their families through CBR - this is covered in Section B
Know how you will be supported to deliver CBR - this is covered in Section C
Throughout the manual you will follow the experiences of Yosef and Sara, people with schizophrenia, and their families. Yosef and Sara are not real people, but their stories include situations and events that real people with schizophrenia have experienced.
This document gives you a step by step guide on running group sessions for people with schizophrenia and their caregivers in your community
The COPSI project is divided into three phases: the first in which the intervention is developed, the second in which researchers evaluate the intervention in a randomised controlled trial, and the final one in which the results of the trial are analysed and disseminated.
A COPSI resource kit has been developed comprising the COPSI training manual for the community health workers, intervention flip chart, 14 intervention handouts, recovery stories booklet and videos about people with schizophrenia and their families telling their stories of illness and recovery in a deeply personal way.
To access the videos, please click to http://www.sangath.in/copsi/ to watch the video based in Tamil Nadu and to watch the video based in Maharashtra.
Flip Charts to COPSI Manual
Q3: In individuals with a first psychotic episode with full remission, how long should antipsychotic drug treatment be continued after remission in order to allow for the best outcomes?
Accessed April 16, 2019