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Community Psychiatry in Action

Community Psychiatry in Action
Analysis and Prospects

$137.00 (G)

  • Date Published: May 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521474276

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  • Rapid changes are taking place in the practice of psychiatry and nowhere is this more pronounced than in the area of community and home-based care. This book explains the theory and practice of community psychiatry concentrating on the evidence from research and highlighting recent developments. In looking ahead to impending developments requiring further research, it will help clinicians, economists, and civic planners in the organization of community psychiatric care.

    • Contributed to by key research workers
    • Includes helpful debate for future research strategies
    • Includes important details of service costing
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    "The book is well written and issues are clearly presented." Sahana Misra, Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521474276
    • length: 176 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 35 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Essential issues in community psychiatry
    2. Evaluation of community treatments for acute psychiatric illness
    3. Synopsis of the daily living program (DLP) for the seriously mentally ill: a controlled comparison of home and hospital-based care
    4. Evaluation of a complete community service
    5. Early intervention study of psychiatric emergencies
    6. Evaluation of psychiatric services
    7. A home-based assessment study
    8. Home treatment as an alternative to acute psychiatric inpatient admission: a discussion
    9. The toxicity of community care
    10. Community mental health services: towards an understanding of cost-effectiveness
    11. Future research strategies.

  • Editors

    Peter Tyrer, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London

    Francis Creed, University of Manchester

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