Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Persons Suffering from Severe Mental Disorders in Lithuania: Implementation and Efficacy of Integrated Services for Recovery in an Environment of Limited Resources

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JAN HILBIG
Vilnius University Medical Faculty Psychiatric Clinic, Vilnius, Lithuania

ADOMAS BIELIAUSKAS
Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

ABSTRACT DESCRIPTION

The Lithuanian mental health system is currently in the process of transforming from mainly medication and hospital based treatment to integration of services into the community. As a recent step services of psychosocial rehabilitation have been established as an insurance-funded service and many centres have already been created. Through a case vignette and background information the presentation aims at giving an introduction into local rehabilitation practice, its limits and opportunities. Study-results from monitoring one year of practice at the Vilnius Municipal Mental Health Centre are also shared.