Caregivers as money managers for adults with severe mental illness: how treatment providers can help.

@article{Elbogen2008CaregiversAM,
  title={Caregivers as money managers for adults with severe mental illness: how treatment providers can help.},
  author={Eric B Elbogen and Christine M Wilder and Marvin S. Swartz and Jeffrey W. Swanson},
  journal={Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          104-10
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To review the prevalence, benefits, and problems associated with families who, either informally or formally as representative payees, manage money for adults with severe mental illness. METHODS Based on empirical research and clinical cases, suggestions are offered for minimizing downsides and capitalizing upon benefits of family money management. RESULTS The findings and case vignettes demonstrate four specific strategies for treatment providers: facilitating collaboration… CONTINUE READING

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