2000 suplement 3


Volume 9, suplement 3


Effectiveness of non-pharmacological therapies in the treatment of schizophrenia: case report

Agnieszka Gmitrowicz1
1. Akademii Medycznej w Łodzi
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, suplement 3 (11), 109-113
Keywords: schizophrenia, art therapy, case report


A case of schizophrenia in a youngwoman is presented –the patient terminated herpharmacotherapy due to her initial intolerance ofmedication administered. Psychoeducation hascontributed to a change in her mother's attitudetoward the patient's illness. Consequently, it waspossible to begin art therapy with the patient.A significant improvement was attained in her contactwith her physician, insight in her illness, andher psychosocial functioning.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Agnieszka Gmitrowicz, II Klinika Psychiatryczna Akademii Medycznej,
ul. Czechosłowacka 8/10, 92-216 Łódź