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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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SZTAMFATER, Silvia  and  SAVOIA, Mariângela Gentil. Treatment of social phobia in adults: considerations regarding family insertion within psychoeducational programs. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2017, vol.13, n.1, pp.52-59. ISSN 1806-6976.

CONTEXT: The family’s participation in the psychiatric recovery is an important facilitator. OBJECTIVE: To show the current overview of psychoeducation studies related to family involvement in the treatment of social phobia.  METHOD: A systematic literature search was performed based in the VHL database, PsycINFO, and SciELO. Studies in adults between 18 and 65 years with comorbid conditions except personality disorders and psychosis were considered. All kinds of studies and different time intervals of outcome measures were included. RESULTS: Databases showed low number of studies involving family psychoeducation in social phobia. Discussion: Recent literature shows very small amount of studies approaching family participation in the treatment of social phobia. CONCLUSION: It was found only studies with adolescent patients.

Keywords : Phobic Disorders; Family; Caregivers; Adult.

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