Question

What are some reasonable job accommodations for the following disorders: (1) major depressive disorder; (2) Bipolar disorder; (3) obsessive-compulsive disorder; (4) schizophrenia.

Answer

 

1. Major depressive disorder (MDD) – Some reasonable accommodations for individuals with MDD include: “flexible scheduling; quiet workstation; predictable routine; setting hourly goals; and working on a team.”

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook (2nd edition p. 428) (3rd edition p. 563)

2. Bipolar Disorder – Some reasonable accommodations for a person with Bipolar disorder may include: “job sharing; job restructuring; putting workplace communications in writing; allow time off for appointments; increasing workday structure; setting hourly goals; providing a quiet workstation; and educating supervisors or co-workers.”

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook (2nd edition p. 433) (3rd edition p. 566)

3. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Reasonable accommodations for an individual with OCD may include: “a predictable setting and routine assignments; reduce stress; reduce decision-making; allowing flexibility in setting up the workplace; setting hourly goals; allowing for a workstation that is not near co-workers; and allowing flexible scheduling.”

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook (2nd edition p. 437) (3rd edition p. 571)

4. Schizophrenia – Reasonable accommodations for an individual with schizophrenia include: “job coaching; additional training; mentoring; decrease distractions; allowing job sharing; restructure job; allowing flexible scheduling; put all requests in writing; and help create a plan for hourly goals.”

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook (2nd edition p. 442) (3rd edition p. 574)

 

Wolf. (2009). “Life Care Planning for Depressive Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Schizophrenia.” In R. Weed Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook 3rd edition, (p. 561-584).

Hilligoss. (2004). “Life Care Planning for Depressive Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Schizophrenia.” In R. Weed Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook. (p. 425-453)

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