An appreciation of the comprehensive components of treatment is important when evaluating treatment response and moving towards a
recovery model. Reducing symptoms is no longer enough and outcomes must also include societal and personal perspectives. It is
critical that patients understand what it means for a treatment to be effective and how treatment itself will assist the patient to achieve
their desired outcomes. While this includes medication, the communication with patients should also focus on subjective physical and
mental health, quality of life, functioning and other non-pharmacological interventions. This presentation will discuss the concepts of
functional recovery and what it means to patients, as well as how to achieve recovery and the importance of a comprehensive treatment
plan using a shared-decision making process.