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Out of bedlam : the truth about deinstitutionalization

Author: Ann Braden Johnson
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Basic Books, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A clinical social worker who has spent her professional life working with chronically mentally ill adults describes the problems of returning the patients to community-based care and the lack of concern by many of the umbrella organizations designed to help the mentally ill.
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Johnson, Ann Braden, 1945-
Out of bedlam.
[New York, N.Y.] : Basic Books, ©1990
(OCoLC)645301307
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Braden Johnson
ISBN: 0465054277 9780465054275 0465054285 9780465054282
OCLC Number: 21336006
Description: xxvi, 306 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The historical context for deinstitutionalization --
How no one planned deinstitutionalization: it would have happened anyway --
May the sales force be with you: psychotropic medication, the new magic bullet --
What happened to the myth that mental illness is a myth? --
Treatment of choice: community care (whether it exists or not) --
How deinstitutionalization never saved us a dime --
Where the patients really went --
Maybe it's easier to be homeless if you're crazy --
True or false? deranged criminals are at large and the mentally ill are in jail --
Backwards into history: waiting for moral treatment to be rediscovered --
The mental health bureaucracy: who's in charge here? --
The system in action: numbers, not people --
A twentieth-century ship of fools.
Responsibility: Ann Braden Johnson.

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A clinical social worker argues that the USA could not have designed a more insane system of mental health services for the chronically mentally ill if it had tried. The author draws on her  Read more...

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