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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 49 (2007) 9, 649 - 653

Short report

In-house apartments: an attempt to handle complex chronic psychiatric disorders

M.H.C.M. Laan, M.A. Ouwens, A.J.K. Hondius, H.D. Fransen, M.H. Roest

summary A ward of the ggnet, a mental health centre in Apeldoorn, has developed a unique way of coping with often complex and severe problems of patients with chronic psychiatric disorders. It has created a one-person facility, called an in-house apartment. The in-house apartments have been evaluated and appear to be an effective way of dealing with some patients with complex chronic psychiatric disorders - specific types of psychiatric disorders and personality problems.

keywords chronic disease, psychiatric disorders, in-house apartment, patient environment