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A case study of alcohol dependence syndrome with poor motivation and coping skills: the psychosocial perspective

Journal: Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (Vol.8, No. 1)

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Page : 87-90

Keywords : Alcohol Dependence. Coping Skills. Psychiatric Social Work Intervention.;

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This case study is an attempt to assess the impact of psychiatric social work intervention in person with alcohol dependence. Psychiatric social work intervention (brief intervention) was provided to the client focusing on building motivation for change and strengthening commitment to change. It uses a single subject design and compares pre- and post-intervention baseline data with that following intervention. Semi-structured clinical and socio-demographic data sheet, family assessment proforma, and readiness to change questionnaires were administered to the client. The brief psychiatric social work intervention was provided to the client and family members. The attempt has been to bring out changes in motivation level and to enhance coping skill. After brief psychiatric social work intervention, knowledge regarding the illness was enhanced. The client motivation level was enhanced, family members have better understanding about client's illness, and interpersonal relationship has been improved.

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