Modified Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) in the Management of Comorbid Mental and Physical Illnesses: A Case Report

MH Lai, Marhani M

Abstract


The holistic approach of assertive community treatment (ACT) may provide better care and lead to better outcomes in populations with difficult-to-treat comorbid mental and physical illnesses. This paper describes the complex issues in managing a person with multiple chronic medical illnesses who also had comorbid treatment-resistant depression and poor social support. The patient achieved improvement after the implementation of the therapeutic ingredients of ACT. 

Keywords: Assertive Community Treatment; Comorbid Physical and Mental Illness; Treatment-resistant Depression

Keywords


Assertive Community Treatment; Comorbid Physical and Mental Illness; Treatment-resistant Depression

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