Open access article: Quality of Life in Family Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia: A Narrative Review

Author(s): Jes Sebastian Völker and Ioana Valentina Micluția

Abstract: Care for schizophrenia patients over the past few decades has shifted from inpatient treatment in mental institutions towards outpatient treatment options. While this has the potential to allow patients a more regular life with the ability to work and socialize, it has increased the burden on family caregivers. This state-of-the-art narrative review summarizes the most important factors, besides the clinical symptoms of schizophrenia, that impact the quality of life of caregivers negatively. These factors include the impact of the disease on household income and socioeconomic status, anxiety, stigma, negative changes in family dynamics as well as an overall reduction of social and family contacts.

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Wishing you a very Happy Birthday | Dr. Yong-Ku Kim

Dr. Yong-Ku Kim serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews

Dr. Yong-Ku Kim

Yong-Ku Kim
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Korea University
Ansan Hospital
Danwon-gu, Ansan
Republic of Korea

Today is World Trauma Day, 2019!


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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), trauma is a major cause of death and disability across the world.

WHO research has shown that at least 50 percent of road deaths occurring in developing countries could have been prevented with effective interference after trauma has occurred, that is:

  • Immediate pre-hospital care
  • Adequate knowledge of handling emergency situations (involves training of personnel)
  • Adequate supply of pre-hospital care equipment and facilities (enough ambulances and other medical supplies).

Commemoration of World Trauma Day emphasizes the importance of saving and protecting a life during the most critical moments and preparing and applying critical measures to deal with and avoid trauma fatalities.


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