Psychological Medicine

Research Article

Impact of treatment intervention on the relationship between dimensions of clinical psychopathology, social dysfunction and burden on the family of psychiatric patients

Shaila Paia1 c1 and R. L. Kapura1

a1 National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

SYNOPSIS

The interdependence of the three areas of patient improvement assessments used in a comparative study has been studied. The three dimensions are clinical psychopathology, social dysfunction and burden on family. A high correlation has been found between these dimensions. The differential effect of two modalities of treatment delivery on the interdependence of these three dimensions is discussed.

Correspondence:

c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Shaila Pai, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560029, India.

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