Some perspectives on deinstitutionalization.

  title={Some perspectives on deinstitutionalization.},
  author={H. Richard Lamb and Leona L. Bachrach},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={52 8},
The authors discuss what can be learned from our experience with deinstitutionalization. The deinstitutionalization of mentally ill persons has three components: the release of these individuals from hospitals into the community, their diversion from hospital admission, and the development of alternative community services. The greatest problems have been in creating adequate and accessible community resources. Where community services have been available and comprehensive, most persons with… CONTINUE READING

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