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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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Severe Mental Illness Treatment Literature

Severe Mental Illness Treatment Literature

An overview

(p.22) 3 Severe Mental Illness Treatment Literature
Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness

Justin M. Simpson

Glendon L. Moriarty

Columbia University Press

This chapter reviews the literature on treatment programs for people with severe mental illness (SMI), which includes schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, bipolar and major depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and panic disorder, and substance-related disorders. Several modalities of empirically supported treatments are covered to highlight the need for a multimodal approach to treating SMI. Emphasis is placed on the evidence related to brief, crisis, or acute phase treatment. The chapter also provides examples of therapeutic strategies used to address common symptoms of various severe mental illnesses. Most treatments are born out of a cognitive-behavioral or social learning theoretical framework. In conclusion, the severe mental illness treatment literature lends support to the popular notion that psychiatric problems are determined by multiple factors and therefore require multifaceted psychotherapy plans.

Keywords:   treatment, severe mental illness, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, substance-related disorders, psychotherapy

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