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Malakouty K, Norouzy M. The Role of Follow-up and Mental Health Programmes in Rehabilitation of Chronic Mental Patients. IJPCP. 1995; 2 (1 and 2) :41-47
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1672-en.html
1- , Shaheed Ismaeily Psychiatric Center,
2- Azad University
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This paper descibes the tertiary prevention in the area of rehabilition and adjustment of chronic mental patients, as practiced at Zahedan Psychiatric Center. A follow-up unit was established at this center, providing services for hospitalized and discharged chronic mental patients. The services include regular visits, enhancement of drug compliance, controlling drug side-effects, family, social and occupational counselling and intervention, as well as refering to Imam Khomeini Committee, and providing financial support 121 patients (20 female and 101 male). Mostly schizophernic, were included in this programme. Results showed that the number of rehospitalization decreses, and dryg compliance, social and occupational functions improved. It appears that such tertiary prevention units could promote mental health.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2012/12/10 | Published: 1995/09/15

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