Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults With Serious Mental Illness – eBook


  • Authors: Catana Brown
  • File Size: 2 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 115 Pages
  • Publisher: AOTA Press; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: April 26, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569003319
  • ISBN-13: 9781569003312


The foremost cause of disability in the US is serious mental illness, which poses economic, political, and social challenges. Almost 26% of American adults have a mental illness, and 6% have a serious mental illness. This population is the disability group least likely to be employed, with recent unemployment estimates ranging from 35% to 62%.

Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults With Serious Mental Illness (PDF) offers an overview of the occupational therapy process for adults with serious mental illness, explaining the domain and interventions that occur within the acceptable practice. It offers evidence for intervention with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depression, as well as those related to education and supported education, community living, work, and supported employment, health and wellness, and cognition.

This work can help occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, in addition to individuals who manage, reimburse, or set policy regarding occupational therapy services, to comprehend the contribution of occupational therapy to the provision of adults with serious mental illness. Moreover, it can serve as a reference for consumers and consumer providers, mental health program administrators and staff, third-party payers, mental health regulators, and managed care organizations.

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