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Record ID: 84
Student Major: Social Work
Project Advisor: Anjanette Wells
Abstract: Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness that affects thousands of people every year, schizophrenia is chronic in the sense there is no permanent treatment. The main question I wanted to answer through my research was, what is the most effective way to treat those with schizophrenia? Through research, first-hand observation, and patient exit surveys I witnessed multiple different treatment modes and styles for helping to ease the symptoms of schizophrenia. Common forms of treatment include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma-Centered treatment, many having the same end goal but one is most effective specifically for those diagnosed with schizophrenia. The outcome of the research suggests that Trauma-Centered Treatment is the most effective working with patients or clients who are diagnosed schizophrenic and are displaying positive symptoms, such as visual or auditory hallucinations, thought distortion, etc. The value of the outcome due to this research furthers social workers education specifically working in the concentration of patients or clients diagnosed with Schizophrenia.