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Research Article  |   May 1980
Temporal Adaptation: Application with Short-term Psychiatric Patients
Author Affiliations
  • Ann Neville, M.S., OTR, is an Occupational Therapist on the inpatient psychiatric service of the Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
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Mental Health / Features
Research Article   |   May 1980
Temporal Adaptation: Application with Short-term Psychiatric Patients
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1980, Vol. 34, 328-331. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.5.328
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1980, Vol. 34, 328-331. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.5.328
Abstract

This paper begins with a literature review to investigate temporal dysfunction and its relationship to psychopathology and to adaptation. A specific program begun in a short-term hospital with psychiatric patients is then described. This program uses temporal adaptation as a framework for assessing patients’ use of time and for developing methods to increase productive use of time.