Day hospital treatment of mood disorders

Giovanni Camardese, Marco Sarchiapone, Vladimir Carli, Emanuele Barbarino, Sergio De Risio

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Abstract

There are studies which predicted that patients treated in partial, day hospital settings improve more in intellectual efficiency and social interaction than patients treated in full-time, inpatient settings. The objective of this study was to determine the treatment effectiveness of Day Hospital care on a sample of patients with mood disorders. Study participants comprise patients with Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Dysthymia according to DSM-IV criteria. All the patients have been followed by a specifically trained equipe of health care professionals, made of psychiatrists, professional nurses and social assistants. Utilized assessment instruments and a specific day care treatment protocol for mood disorders including an integrated approach of pharmacological treatment and psychological support to patients and families will be discussed in detail. Advantages of treatment in a Day Hospital unit compared to out and in-patient clinics for selected groups of patients will be described.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)226-226
Numero di pagine1
RivistaEuropean Psychiatry
Volume15
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2000
Evento10th Congress of the Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP 2000) - Praga
Durata: 28 ott 20001 nov 2000

Keywords

  • Day Hopsital
  • Mood disorders

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