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Assertive Community Treatment and Reducing Hospital Dependence

When it comes to mental health recovery, finding effective treatment approaches that prioritize long-term success and reintegration into society is vitally important. One such technique that has garnered significant attention is Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). With its holistic and community-based focus, ACT offers a unique and powerful strategy for supporting individuals in their journey toward … Read more

The History of the Assertive Community Treatment Model of Mental Healthcare

For people with long-term and complex mental health conditions, the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model of mental healthcare has emerged as a groundbreaking approach that prioritizes a community-based philosophy of treatment and support. By developing holistic and individual-centered treatment approaches, ACT has revolutionized the delivery of mental health services. Here, we will delve into the … Read more

Who Can Benefit From An ACT Approach

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a comprehensive, collaborative, community-based approach to mental health treatment to provide support and services to individuals with severe and persistent mental health conditions. An ACT team comprises a multidisciplinary group of professionals who work together to provide individualized, holistic care to each person they serve. However, not everyone with a … Read more

Anxiety Disorders: How Can Assertive Community Treatment Help?

If you or someone you know is living with a severe anxiety disorder, it can be overwhelming trying to determine how to handle the symptoms without letting them interrupt your everyday life. While medication and therapy can be effective treatments, they may not always be enough to help those with severe anxiety disorders on their … Read more

Living With Bipolar Disorder

There is no doubt that bipolar disorder is one of the most misunderstood mental health diagnoses. It is also one of the most debilitating, often leading to suicidal thoughts, unstable relationships, and severe feelings of depression. It is important to understand bipolar disorder is not a temporary state of mind or a simple break in … Read more

Why Residual Schizophrenia is No Longer in The DSM

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which included significant changes to the way schizophrenia is diagnosed. One of the first changes is that the DSM-5 now requires patients to experience two or more symptoms of psychosis, at least one of … Read more

How to Get Your Teenager the Help They Need for Mental Health Diagnosis

It’s no secret that young adults’ mental health is in crisis. Rates of anxiety and depression are skyrocketing, and children as young as five are being diagnosed with serious mental health conditions while teens and young adults are suffering more than ever under the ever-increasing pressures of the modern world.  The good news is that … Read more

When Do You Need Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for Mental Health

What is Assertive Community Treatment? An Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program is a structured, evidence-based therapeutic program that is designed to improve outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are at risk of psychiatric crises and hospitalizations, as well as incarceration. ACT is one of the oldest and most widely researched evidence-based practices in … Read more

What is the Most Common Type of Delusion in Schizophrenia?

Delusions and Schizophrenia The most well-known symptoms of schizophrenia are delusions and hallucinations. Since they are dramatic and easily sensationalized, they are the behaviors most often highlighted by popular media when schizophrenia is depicted. And indeed, hallucinations and delusions are very important and common symptoms of this illness. Nonetheless, these symptoms are not necessary for … Read more

Beneficial Foods for Those with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia and Nutrition Our diet plays an important role in our lives. Not only is it a means of survival, but it can also provide us with much pleasure. It is now widely recognized that controlling what we eat is an important factor in staying healthy for everyone. However, for people with schizophrenia, this is … Read more