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Avoiding Isolation

December 25, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout discusses the prevalence and results of isolation and loneliness, and gives strategies for reducing and avoiding isolation in older adults, particularly after a medical change that results in a functional decline in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Grounding Techniques

December 25, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout provides examples of grounding techniques that patients can use when feeling anxious or worrisome. This handout can be used as a visual guide while instructing patients in grounding techniques and as a visual reminder for the patient to use for continued practice.
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Diaphragmatic Breathing

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
Diaphragmatic breathing is an effective intervention to reduce stress and manage symptoms associated with many conditions. This handout describes the proper way of breathing, compensatory muscles used during inefficient breathing, and provides a guide to teach clients how to use their diaphragm properly.
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Strategies for Anxiety

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout provides a brief, step-by-step plan to address anxiety using a cognitive behavior therapy approach. Brief ideas for how to address each step of the plan during an occupational therapy session are included.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy + Occupational Therapy

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout provides an overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and concerns that it can help address. This handout also dispels some of the myths around CBT and provides some strengths of this approach.
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Bipolar Disorder

December 21, 2021 by txinsights.
Managing a mental health diagnosis can be a lifelong learning process. This handout explains the bipolar diagnosis, common characteristics of manic and depressive episodes, expectations for symptoms and management, and treatment options including the role of OT.
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