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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-72

Psychosocial therapeutic techniques to reduce family care burden in psychiatric disorders

1 Department of Psychiatry, KLE University's J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, India
2 Department of Social Work, Karnataka University, Dharwad, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sateesh R Koujalgi
Department of Psychiatry, KLE University's J.N. Medical College, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum 10, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.148797

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The purpose of this review was to address current psychosocial therapeutic techniques which reduce family care burden in psychiatric disorders. Various types of psychosocial/psychotherapeutic techniques have been developed to reduce the family burden in key caregivers and to provide support. These techniques include training programs, spiritual support, religious coping, psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral family intervention, enhancing social support, and a combination of education and emotional support.

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