Robert E. Drake, Gary R. Bond and Deborah R. Becker

in Individual Placement and Support

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199734016
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199949755 | DOI:

Series: Evidence-Based Practice


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This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the challenge of psychiatric rehabilitation from different perspectives, considering the state of current research, and planning for the future. It then presents some definitions of terms. This is followed by discussion of the goals of people with mental illness; international trends in health-related disabilities; costs of mental health disability; the disability trap and the disability benefits culture; the impact of disability on general well-being; and the ideal components of an evidence-based practice.

Keywords: psychiatric rehabilitation; mentally ill; mental health disability; evidence-based practice

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