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Psychological Disorders

TRENDS:

There are currently several trends in the treatment of psychological disorders, including:

The use of psychotropic medications.
Deinstitutionalization and outpatient care for those with severe psychological problems.
Prevention programs and positive psychology.
Insurance coverage and managed care programs.

QUESTIONS:

Choose one of these current trends listed above and address the following questions:

What are the positive outcomes of this trend?
What are the negative outcomes of this trend?
How can these negative outcomes be minimized?

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RESPONSE:

1. Choose one of these current trends listed above and address the following questions: What are the positive outcomes of this trend? What are the negative outcomes of this trend? How can these negative outcomes be minimized?

Deinstitutionalization and outpatient care for those with severe psychological problems. "Deinstitutionalization" refers to the release of many former mental patients, formerly housed in mental hospitals, to the outside world. The idea was to offer treat ment through community-based outpatient clinics rather than inpatient hospitals. In this model, people are still hospitalized for serious psychological problems, but inpatient stays are usually relatively short and occur in psychiatric wings of general hospitals, rather than in mental hospitals far away from people's ...

Solution Summary

Referring to one trend related to psychological disorders, this solution addresses the following questions: What are the positive outcomes of this trend? What are the negative outcomes of this trend? How can these negative outcomes be minimized?

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