Forty years of the Law 180: the aspirations of a great reform, its successes and continuing need.

@article{Mezzina2018FortyYO,
  title={Forty years of the Law 180: the aspirations of a great reform, its successes and continuing need.},
  author={Roberto Mezzina},
  journal={Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          336-345
        }
}
AIM Italy pioneered deinstitutionalisation over the past 60 years and enforced a famous mental health (MH) reform law in 1978. Deinstitutionalisation has been completed with the very closure of all psychiatric hospitals over two decades. METHODS After 40 years of implementation, this article presents the main achievements and challenges of the Italian MH reform law, including its long-term effect and impact in Italy and abroad. RESULTS The Legislation of 1978 was based on the discovery of… CONTINUE READING
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