[Psychosocial therapies in severe mental illness: DGPPN-S3-guideline: evidence, recommendations and challenges for mental health service research].Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2012 Nov; 62(11):425-8.PP
Severe mental illness is associated with long-lasting symptoms and various impairments including individual, social and occupational aspects. The S3 guideline on psychosocial therapies in severe mental illness of the Germany Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN) offers recommendations for psychosocial interventions. This paper emphasizes specific characteristics of the S3 guidelines on psychosocial therapies in severe mental illness and summarizes the primary results. Areas of future mental health service research are identified.