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Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.02.044

Study on Welfare Policy Construction of Patients with Mental Disorders

Xuelian Wang1,2,*, Chokchai Suttawet1, Kittawan Sarai1

1Faculty of Social Work and Social Welfare, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University, Samut Prakan, Thailand.

2Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

*Corresponding author: Xuelian Wang

Published: March 29,2024

Abstract

According to the life cycle theory and life course perspective, the research divided the patients with mental disorders into three groups: adolescence, adulthood, and old age. It also proposed the establishment of development goals and welfare policies tailored to each stage. Juvenile patients with mental disorders require integrated treatment to establish a sustainable rehabilitation model involving hospital, community, family, and school. Adult patients with mental disorders require more occupational rehabilitation to reduce disease recurrence and functional damage. Elderly patients with mental disorders require additional care and support. In short, the comprehensive rehabilitation service system for mental disorders should integrate professional services such as day care, rehabilitation training, vocational training, social training, psychological counseling, preventive measures, crisis intervention, real-time support, and case follow-up. Studies have shown that approximately 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. The COVID-19 epidemic has increased the number of depression patients worldwide to 70 million and anxiety patients to 90 million. Additionally, the number of insomnia patients has also doubled. International studies have shown that the overall response of patients with mental disorders to psychiatric drugs is suboptimal, and various adverse reactions after medication are also a medical concern. At the same time, patients are hesitant to seek medical treatment, and the phenomenon of "self-diagnosis" is becoming more serious.

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How to cite this paper

Study on Welfare Policy Construction of Patients with Mental Disorders

How to cite this paper: Xuelian Wang, Chokchai Suttawet, Kittawan Sarai. (2024) Study on Welfare Policy Construction of Patients with Mental Disorders. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(2), 547-555.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.02.044