Dan Fisher, MD on Psychosis and Open Dialogue: Eliminating Schizophrenia

Posted on August 26, 2011

This is a quote from Dan Fisher on the Open Dialogue Model in cases of extreme distress…

“This approach has virtually eliminated new cases of schizophrenia from developing in West Lapland, in a population of 72,000 over a 10 year period. They use a team of network therapists who work to re-establish dialogue between person in distress and their network. Their use of medication and hospitalization is about 20% that seen in other industrialized countries.”

You can read more on the Open Dialogue Model at the National Empowerment Center here.