Introduction | Integration of Treatment With Rehabilitation: Two Sides of the Same Coin | Principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation | Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Services | Assessment of Patients for Treatment Planning, Monitoring, and Clinical Decision Making | Dissemination and Adoption of Evidence-Based Services | Toolkits to Make Evidence-Based Treatments User-Friendly | Conclusion | References
The growing recognition that long-term disability is experienced by a large proportion of persons with serious and persistent mental disorders has spurred the development of the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Even with the best evidence-based treatment, individuals with psychotic disorders have suboptimal outcomes, with symptoms persisting despite appropriate treatment (Lieberman et al. 2005). Beyond persisting symptoms, social maladjustment in family and vocational roles interferes with the quality of life of an exceedingly high number of those with psychotic disorders (Marshall et al. 2005).