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Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric IllnessA Guide for Hospital Diversion$
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Justin Simpson and Glendon Moriarty

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231158831

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231158831.001.0001

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Important Treatment Considerations

Important Treatment Considerations

(p.143) 10 Important Treatment Considerations
Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness

Justin M. Simpson

Glendon L. Moriarty

Columbia University Press

This chapter discusses various issues that need to be considered when conducting acute psychiatric treatment for people with severe mental illness. It first describes unique challenges associated with borderline personality and how to help patients with a borderline personality disorder or borderline traits. It then examines some of the unique cultural perspectives regarding mental illness and mental health treatment, along with individual differences in treatment needs among different ethnic groups such as Arab Americans, Jews, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and South Asian Americans. Finally, it looks at the ways in which religion and spirituality can be important coping resources for some clients.

Keywords:   acute psychiatric treatment, severe mental illness, borderline personality disorder, mental health treatment, ethnic groups, Jews, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, religion, spirituality

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