Nigerian Journal of Psychiatry

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The importance of 'Group Social Support' in treatment and re-union of a declared missing paranoid schizophrenic patient with her family: A Case Report

S.B Aremu, I Abdullahi, M Salele, S Yahaya


Development of psychiatric symptoms may pose challenges to patients and their relatives especially if such is an index problem. Paranoid symptom especially towards relation might predispose such patient to abscond from home and the where about may  remain unknown for sometimes. Some may be assisted by good Samaritans while others might fell under the circumstances of criminals. Social support and  medical treatment may be required to reunite some of these subjects as illustrated by this case report.

KeyWords : Paranoid Schizophrenia, Homelessness, Social support

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