From asylum to community. The threatened disintegration of public psychiatry.

@article{Mollica1983FromAT,
  title={From asylum to community. The threatened disintegration of public psychiatry.},
  author={Richard Francis Mollica},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1983},
  volume={308 7},
  pages={367-73}
}
Before 1950, publicly supported psychiatric services (i.e., those of so-called public psychiatry) were provided primarily at state hospitals. Over the past 30 years public psychiatry has shifted its emphasis away from long-term custodial care to outpatient and community-based services. Paradoxically, this broadening of focus has become associated with both an expanded use of psychiatric services and a threatened decline in clinical standards and treatment goals. Five areas of policy confusion… CONTINUE READING
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