Rehabilitation of Ambulatory Schizophrenics: A Case Study of Five Ambulatory Schizophrenics Who Were Successfully Rehabilitated by the Atro Health and Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling illness. It generally occurs in young people. It may require years of hospitalization and treatment. Before, during, and after hospitalization it has incalculable effects on the patient, his family and the members of his community. It carries, more than most chronic illnesses, a stigma with an almost indelible imprint even in the most intellectual circles. The development of new and effective methods of treatment have highlighted the need for a concerted attack on the disease and the prevention of recurrence. In this fight rehabilitation is the main weapon. Only in this way can the disabled patient be returned to a life of usefulness to himself , his family, and the community. Rehabilitation "can be thought of as an all out, concerted, dynamic process that involves the use of professional skills and community resources, when they are necessary, to help handicapped people achieve the maximum functioning of which they are capable.
Disability studies|Social work
Waltzer, Shirley, "Rehabilitation of Ambulatory Schizophrenics: A Case Study of Five Ambulatory Schizophrenics Who Were Successfully Rehabilitated by the Atro Health and Rehabilitation Services, Inc." (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509536.