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What kind of occupational therapy is suggested for someone recovering from a mental illness?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Occupational Therapy: Ot for mental health provides goal-directed activities to help patients develop the skills and obtain the supports needed for independent, interdependent, productive living. This includes improving social skills, stress hardiness, self-awareness, role development (such as parenting), and education about healthy lifestyle, etc. http://aota.org/practitioners/practiceareas/mentalhealth.aspx.

Answered 12/9/2013

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