Year: 1991 Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, v.45, no.9, (September 1991), p.845-848 SIEC No: 19911293

A hospitalized patient with depression & suicidal tendencies was referred for occupational therapy. Evaluations indicated a lack of social skills & unrealistic expectations concerning abilities & aspirations. A work evaluation showed high scores in artistic & people-related occupations. Treatment focused on improvement of self-image, social interaction & stress management skills. Increased knowledge of vocational options & training led to a job placement that the patient has maintained.(12 refs)