Barbara Galbusera – ASST Lecco, Via Eremo 9/11, Lecco, Italy



Abstract: The outcome of this pedagogical interview conducted in a Day Care Service found that the pandemic from COVID-19 favored in a group of schizophrenia people social isolation, a flattening of interests, and an in­crease in additional anxiolytic drug therapy. Thanks to an educational ac­tivity carried out with a group of patients who showed before the pandem­ic period a common interest in watching films, an educational path has been structured that, after six months, allowed them to decrease the need for anx­iolytic therapy, resume old hobbies, going out of home and rekindle relation­ships in the context of belonging. The positive results of this experience un­derline how, in the treatment paths, it is important to encourage education­al interventions to allow patients with schizophrenia to improve their self-be­ing in the world (also reducing the need for support from national health ser­vice professionals to access the living environment) and to become an active member of the community.

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Galbusera, B. (2023). People with Schizophrenia Out of Social Isolation: A Didactic Perspective to Increase the New Well-Being. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2023: Vol 7. Conference Proceedings (pp. 213-219). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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