Finnish psychiatry--past and present.

  title={Finnish psychiatry--past and present.},
  author={Kari Pylkk{\"a}nen},
  journal={Nordic journal of psychiatry},
  volume={66 Suppl 1},
The history of Finnish psychiatry has been characterized by polarizations: priority in hospitals vs. outpatient care, centralized vs. decentralized organization, independent vs. integrated administration, biological vs. psychological treatments, private vs. public production, special psychiatric policies vs. general health policies. The independent psychiatric organizations on District level lasted from the 1920s until 1990. Since then, the formerly independent psychiatry was subordinated to… CONTINUE READING