What is the source of demoralization among those with chronic mental illness

What is the source of demoralization among those with chronic mental illness

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What is the source of demoralization among those with chronic mental illness? People with chronic mental illness often experience a profound sense of loss of the characteristics they valued in themselves and of cherished life goals and assumptions The damage to these assumptions and ideals is seen as the basis of demoralization What are the three behaviors that occur when patients know others are aware that they are in psychiatric treatment? Patients perform more poorly, feel less appreciated and are more anxious in their interaction Strong perception of stigma is linked with low self esteem What are the three characteristics of successful programs like “Training in Community Living” and “Fountain House Clubhouse”? What do they offer that seems to be successful? Patient in these programs have less rehospitalization, more economically self sufficient, have more social relationships Subjective indicators = more satisfied with their work lives, living situation, relationship and lives in general These programs combine traditional psychiatric treatment with psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation, supervision, guidance Also provide basic needs like housing, financial support and medical care Tend to share an approach to treatment that some term “empowerment” – an approach that stress personal rather than professional relationships Minimize status difference between patient s and staff Staff encourage patient’s strength and take a partnership approach to treating mental illness Empowerment is seen as an attempt to combat stigmatizing attitudes about mental patients
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Robinson during the Spring '11 term at Indiana.

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What is the source of demoralization among those with chronic mental illness

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