CHAPTER 2

 

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

In general, upon completion of the diagnostic process, a treatment plan is formulated that realistically addresses the problems that need to be corrected and serves as the basis for applying various treatments and psychosocial interventions. The treatment plan should be reassessed periodically and modified as necessary to meet changing conditions and responses to treatment. Although a biomedical understanding of the underlying disease process is of primary importance, an understanding of the psychosocial aspects of the illness is also of major significance in treatment and management.

The therapeutic approach can often be divided into treatment and psychosocial management. We will ...

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