Q. Shahid showed a reduction in symptoms after he received treatment for schizophrenia. He was sent to the rehabilitation centre to improve his quality of life. What steps would be taken in the rehabilitation centre to help him become a productive member of the community? Explain.
Ans: In occupational therapy, the patients are taught skills such as candle making, paper bag making and weaving to help them to form a work discipline.
Social skills training helps the patients to develop interpersonal skills through role play, imitation and instruction. The objective is to teach the patient to function in a social group.
Cognitive retraining is given to improve the basic cognitive functions of attention, memory and executive functions.
After the patient improves sufficiently, vocational training is given wherein the patient is helped to gain skills necessary to undertake productive employment.