Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness: A Guide for Hospital Diversion

Kobo ebook | December 24, 2013

byJustin M Simpson, Glendon L Moriarty

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The multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness is an integrated, systematic set of interventions stabilizing individuals with severe mental illness and helping them avoid the trauma of unnecessary psychiatric hospitalization. Focusing on patients suffering from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, severe anxiety, and substance dependence, this volume provides individual practitioners and professional teams with the necessary tools for responding to crisis and delivering acute care, reinforcing lessons with real-world hospital case studies, exercises, and resources.

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The multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness is an integrated, systematic set of interventions stabilizing individuals with severe mental illness and helping them avoid the trauma of unnecessary psychiatric hospitalization. Focusing on patients suffering from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major dep...

Justin M. Simpson is a licensed psychologist who has spent a significant part of his career providing services within hospital diversion programs. He has a private clinical practice in White Plains, New York, where he provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment to patients in Westchester County and New York City. He also works...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 24, 2013Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231536097

ISBN - 13:9780231536097

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Hospital Diversion Programs
Why Do Hospital Diversion Programs Exist?
Do Hospital Diversion Programs Work?
2. Integrative and Multimodal Treatment
Integrative Treatment
Multimodal Therapy
3. Severe Mental Illness Treatment Literature: An Overview
Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
Bipolar and Major Depressive Disorder
PTSD and Panic Disorder
Substance-Related Disorders
4. Multimodal Acute Care
A Review of Crisis and Brief Intervention Models
A Proposed Acute Care Approach
Theoretical Basis of the Approach
A Recovery-Oriented Approach
Components of Multimodal Acute Care
5. Fundamental Tools and Techniques
Suicide/Self-Harm Assessment
Drug Screen
Crisis Action Plan
Contracts
Improve Coping Skills
Activity Scheduling
Assertiveness Training
Medication Adherence
General Tips for Addressing Social and Environmental Issues
6. Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
Perform Assessment
Establish Equilibrium
Address Social and Environmental Issues
Relapse Prevention
7. Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Perform Assessment
Establish Equilibrium
Address Social and Environmental Issues
Relapse Prevention
8. PTSD and Panic Disorder
Perform Assessment
Establish Equilibrium
Address Social and Environmental Issues
Relapse Prevention
9. Substance-Related Disorders
Perform Assessment
Establish Equilibrium
Address Social and Environmental Issues
Relapse Prevention
10. Important Treatment Considerations
Unique Challenges Associated with the Borderline Personality
Cultural Perspectives on Mental Health Treatment
Religion and Spirituality as a Coping Resource
Conclusion
Appendix A: Crisis Action Plan
Appendix B: Thought Change Worksheet
Appendix C: Stress-Vulnerability Model Diagrams
References
Index

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The text is very user-friendly and would be valuable for professionals, consumers, and families. It represents a nice "go-to" text for the office clinician, particularly with the emphasis on assessment and the literature reviewed for specific illness areas and treatments.