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Self-neglect 

Self-neglect
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Self-neglect
Author(s):

Tom Burns

, and Mike Firn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198754237.003.0014
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date: 17 August 2019

The chapter describes ways of managing self-neglect in psychotic patients living in their own homes. Incidence in the general and mentally ill populations is poorly reported in the literature. The impact of the negative symptoms often found in schizophrenia on behaviour and activities of daily living, as well as consequences for physical health and social inclusion, are presented. The case study in this chapter illustrates ways to document assessed risk and to formulate interventions. Interventions need to be presented practically and sensitively within established relationships.

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