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The Resource From asylum to community : mental health policy in modern America, Gerald N. Grob

From asylum to community : mental health policy in modern America, Gerald N. Grob

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From asylum to community : mental health policy in modern America
Title
From asylum to community
Title remainder
mental health policy in modern America
Statement of responsibility
Gerald N. Grob
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The distinguished historian of medicine Gerald Grob analyzes the post-World War II policy shift that moved many severely mentally ill patients from large state hospitals to nursing homes, families, and subsidized hotel rooms--and also, most disastrously, to the streets. On the eve of the war, public mental hospitals were the chief element in the American mental health system. Responsible for providing both treatment and care and supported by major portions of state budgets, they employed more than two-thirds of the members of the American Psychiatric Association and cared for nearly 98 percent of all institutionalized patients. This study shows how the consensus for such a program vanished, creating social problems that tragically intensified the sometimes unavoidable devastation of mental illness. Examining changes in mental health care between 1940 and 1970, Grob shows that community psychiatric and psychological services grew rapidly, while new treatments enabled many patients to lead normal lives. Acute services for the severely ill were expanded, and public hospitals, relieved of caring for large numbers of chronic or aged patients, developed into more active treatment centers. But since the main goal of the new policies was to serve a broad population, many of the most seriously ill were set adrift without even the basic necessities of life. By revealing the sources of the euphemistically designated policy of "community care," Grob points to sorely needed alternatives. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grob, Gerald N.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mental health policy
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Mental health policy
  • United States
  • Mental health policy
  • Mental health policy
  • Psychiatry, Psychotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste, Versicherungen
Label
From asylum to community : mental health policy in modern America, Gerald N. Grob
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-391) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER TWO. The Reorganization of Psychiatry
  • CHAPTER THREE. Origins of Federal Intervention
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Mental Hospitals under Siege
  • CHAPTER FIVE. The Mental Health Professions: Conflict and Consensus
  • CHAPTER SIX. Care and Treatment: Changing Views
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Changing State Policy
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. A National Campaign: The Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health
  • CHAPTER NINE. From Advocacy to Policy
  • CHAPTER TEN. From Institution to Community
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN. Challenges to Psychiatric Legitimacy
  • Frontmatter
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Selected Sources
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Tables
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations Used in Text
  • Prologue
  • CHAPTER ONE. The Lessons of War, 1941-1945
Control code
ocn889252914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (433 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400862306
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862306
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7358n9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252914
Label
From asylum to community : mental health policy in modern America, Gerald N. Grob
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-391) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER TWO. The Reorganization of Psychiatry
  • CHAPTER THREE. Origins of Federal Intervention
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Mental Hospitals under Siege
  • CHAPTER FIVE. The Mental Health Professions: Conflict and Consensus
  • CHAPTER SIX. Care and Treatment: Changing Views
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Changing State Policy
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. A National Campaign: The Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health
  • CHAPTER NINE. From Advocacy to Policy
  • CHAPTER TEN. From Institution to Community
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN. Challenges to Psychiatric Legitimacy
  • Frontmatter
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Selected Sources
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Tables
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations Used in Text
  • Prologue
  • CHAPTER ONE. The Lessons of War, 1941-1945
Control code
ocn889252914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (433 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400862306
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862306
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7358n9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252914

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