A Day Treatment For Psychiatric Patients

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When charged with building a day treatment for psychiatric patients that includes a population of schizophrenia, bi polar disorder and various types of addictions, you have to come up with a safe environment, detailed activities, and interact with the patients to set meaningful goals. Occupational Therapy is a profession that teaches meaningful, functional, and adaptive life skills. OT services can be beneficial to psychiatric patients because the negative cycle and disease is reversed by incorporating occupation. Early, Fourth Ed stated “Moral treatment was a pivotal stage in the development of psychiatry as a separate medical discipline (Page 4). Designed to benefit mentally ill patients, to protect and ensure that everyone is being…show more content…
While adapting the environment, OT provides assistance or guidance in support groups; goal setting and rehabilitation plan development with clients. OT practitioners Assess mental health patients in their treatment, no matter what the diagnosis or condition is. Also, helping people with mental illness to function in their daily lives and to be as independent as possible with ADL’s and IADL’s. Schizophrenia is defined by Mental Health Disorder as a psychotic disorder (or a group disorders) marked by severely impaired thinking, emotions, and behaviors. Schizophrenia patients are typically unable to filter sensory stimuli and may have enhanced perceptions of sounds, colors, and other features of their environment (2003-2015). As described by Optimist Homeopathy: “Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder or a group of disorders marked by severely impaired thinking, emotions and behaviors. If untreated, most schizophrenic’s gradually loose interactions with others and their ability to take care of personal needs and grooming. Schizophrenia is classified into two main types: positive and negative, where delusions and hallucinations are presented (Optomist Homeopathy, n.d.)”. According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Bi polar disorder was formerly called manic depression, causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). The up and down moods of bipolar disorders present constant challenges in
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