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Applied occupational therapy for major depressive disorder: clinical case report


MOJ Clinical & Medical Case Reports
Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak

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Abstract

This clinical report describes a comprehensive occupational therapy evaluation for a 25 year old female with major depression and suicide attempt in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. A thorough evaluation process was conducted by an interdisciplinary team including an occupational therapist. The role of occupational therapy is emphasized in terms of functional assessment and evidence-based occupational therapy interventions for patients with depression. Occupational therapy complements psychotherapy and other medical treatments and is effective in managing symptoms and enhancing cognitive functioning, social interaction skills, and ADLs functional performance for persons with depression. 

Keywords

psychiatric disorders, mood disorders, depression, suicide attempt, occupational therapy, psychoeducation, symptoms management, activities of daily living

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