Psychiatry notes

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SOCIAL APPROACHES The social approaches attempt to modifyattitudes and behavior by altering theenvironmental factors contributing to thepatients maladaptation In constrast to psychological techniques whichdeals with intrapsychic phenomena andinterpersonal problemsSOCIAL APPROACHES CONT(1)Part time hospitalization-Where patient participate in hospital activitiesduring the day(day hospital) going home at nightor stays the night(night hospital) going to work orschool during the dayOr spends several hours a day in the hospital for upto 5or 6 hours a weekThis is cost effective alternative to fullhospitalizationSELF HELP COMMUNITIES This are usually sponsored by nongovernmental agencies for the purpose ofhelping people with particular type ofdifficulties eg half way houses or residencesfor alcoholic They act as bridge between hospilization andindependentSUBSTITUTE HOMES Substitute homes provide shelter andtreatment program for longer period of timeseg foster houses (orphanage)or shelter foryoung people often in the process ofwithdrawing from drugs (rehabilitationcenters)NON RESIDENTIAL SELF HELPORGANIZATION This are organized to help people deal withpractical and psychological problems Usually administered by people who havesurvived similar problems and helps other copewith similar problems eg-Alcoholic anonymous-Schizophrenic anonymous-Overeaters anonymous-Epilepsy society-Mastectomy clubsSPECIAL PROFE

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