Psychiatry notes

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MENTAL HEALTH TEAM MHT- Consist of a psychiatrist, a psychologist,a psychiatricnurse,a pychiatri c social worker and occupational therapist PSTCHITRIST ( role)A medical; doctor who specializes indiagnosis and treatment of mental disorder-leader of the team- He prescribes psychoactive drugs,monitors pt progress andprevent and manage any adverse side effect- Order for appropriate investigations to arrive to a diagnosis- Teaches other members and students on promotion,prevention , treatment and rehabilitation of mentally sickpatients- He conducts research on mental illnesses and on newtreatments modalitiesPsychiatric social worker A trained social worker with special course and trainingin psychological counselling They provide family support and family therapy Often calm family members during hospitalization Help them to accept mental illness and reduce stigmaassociated with mental disorders They report pt progress to the family while hospitalized Visit patient at home after discharge They may help to mobilise resources to assist pt familymeet medical expensesPSYCHITRIC NURSE A nurse trained in mental health Give pt emotional supports they administers the medication prescribed by doctors /psychiatrist observe pt symptoms over time and report the same to othermembers Prevent self injury and harm to others Pro mote adquate hydration and nutritions alleviate disorientation and promote optimal p

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