Social psychiatry

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Definition of social psychiatry[edit | edit source]

  • Social psychiatry is a branch of psychiatry that focuses on the interpersonal and cultural context of mental disorder and mental wellbeing.

Outpatient care[edit | edit source]

  • regular check-ups or first time presentation
  • checking on medication, referral to the hospital etc.

Hospital care[edit | edit source]

  • especially important for very acute, severely ill patients
  • treatment that cannot be safely given on an out-patient basis
  • E.g. acute psychosis, intoxication, suicidal attempt...

Community care[edit | edit source]

  • alternative to residential care

Halfway house[edit | edit source]

  • institute for people with criminal backgrounds or drug abuse tendencies to learn (or relearn) the necessary skills to re-integrate into society and better support and care for themselves. (US)
  • In the United Kingdom, "halfway house" usually refers to a place where people with mental disorders, victims of child abuse, orphans, or teenage runaways can stay.
  • As well as serving as a residence, halfway houses provide social, medical, psychiatric, educational, and other similar services. They are termed "halfway houses" due to their being halfway between completely independent living on the one hand, and in-patient or correctional facilities on the other hand where residents are highly restricted in their behavior and freedoms.

Sheltered workshop[edit | edit source]

  • The term sheltered workshop refers to an organization or environment that employs people with disabilities separately from others.

Self supporting groups[edit | edit source]

  • e.g. AA, gambler anonymous...

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