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Introduction to community mental health care

Edited by Robert E. Drake, George Szmukler, Kim T. Mueser and Graham Thornicroft

in Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199565498
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199640478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199565498.003.0008

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Introduction to community mental health care

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Community mental health care has evolved as a discipline for over 50 years now. In describing this evolution as well as current approaches, this book combines traditional concepts, such as community-based interventions and an epidemiological perspective, with newer concepts, such as recovery philosophy, evidence-based practices, and implementation fidelity, which have shaped the field over the past decade. Like community mental health care itself, the book is multidisciplinary and pluralistic. It addresses controversies and also emphasizes areas of convergence, where social values, medical science, and policy forces agree on specific directions.

Chapter.  2957 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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