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Rehabilitation techniques

W. Rössler

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0176
Rehabilitation techniques

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The goal of psychiatric rehabilitation is to help disabled individuals to establish the emotional, social, and intellectual skills needed to live, learn, and work in the community with the least amount of professional support. Rehabilitation practice has changed the perception of mental illness. Enabling disabled people to live a normal life in the community causes a shift away from a focus on an illness model towards a model of functional disability. As such, other outcome measures aside from clinical conditions become relevant. Social role functioning including social relationship, work, and leisure as well as quality of life and family burden are of major interest for the people affected living in the community. The relevance of psychosocial and environmental problems is reflected in the DSM-IV and ICD-10. Axis IV of DSM-IV and codes Z55–Z65 and Z73 of ICD-10 are assigned for reporting psychosocial and environmental problems that may affect the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of mental disorders.

Chapter.  4056 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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