Contemporary approaches in mental health rehabilitation

L. van der Meer*, C. Wunderink

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    Abstract

    In many European countries, deinstitutionalisation has been an ongoing process over the last few decades. Mental health organisations were transformed to provide support in a more integrated and comprehensive manner, preferably in their own homes in the community. Yet, despite the welcome aspiration of community integration for all, people with complex mental health problems (also termed severe mental illness) have continued to require high levels of support, in inpatient settings and in the community. This group's needs make them highly dependent on their caregivers. The attitudes, knowledge and skills of the staff providing treatment and support is crucial to their recovery. Rehabilitation programmes provide a much-needed framework to guide practitioners and help them organise and focus their recovery-oriented approach. In this editorial, we will provide a non-exhaustive overview of such rehabilitation programmes and interventions to illuminate the wide scope and practical usability of these interventions for this group of people with complex mental health problems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9-14
    Number of pages6
    JournalEpidemiology and psychiatric sciences
    Volume28
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb-2019

    Keywords

    • Evidence-based psychiatry
    • psychiatric services
    • psychosis
    • rehabilitation
    • schizophrenia
    • RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL
    • COGNITIVE REMEDIATION
    • NARRATIVE-ENHANCEMENT
    • COMPENSATORY STRATEGIES
    • INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT
    • SUPPORTED EDUCATION
    • FUNCTIONAL-CAPACITY
    • WELLNESS RECOVERY
    • SCHIZOPHRENIA
    • THERAPY

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