H H Grunebaum

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The family planning needs of chronic mentally ill women outpatients, many of whom do not use contraceptives and are at high risk for unwanted pregnancies, have been rarely addressed. Taking a thorough sexual history is the first step in assessing patients' need for family planning services. Patient education, including instruction about physiological(More)
This paper reports on an interview study of 47 patients, all mental health professionals, who believed they had been harmed by psychotherapy or analysis. The harmful therapies were therapies characterized as distant, cold, unengaged, and lacking in "human quality," or therapies characterized by intense emotional and/or sexual involvement.
Studies of the expressed emotion construct have demonstrated that educational programs aimed at helping families deal with a mentally ill member can reduce patient relapse rates and improve family coping. The authors describe a clinical approach to family psychoeducation focused on building collaborative relationships with mental health professionals. The(More)