The Chronically Mentally Ill: Research and Services by Mohsen MirabiThe Chronically Mentally Ill: Research and Services by Mohsen Mirabi

The Chronically Mentally Ill: Research and Services

EditorMohsen Mirabi

Paperback | August 23, 2014

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The topic of chronic mental illness has been much discussed, but there is still no widely accepted strategy of intervention for patients suffering from disorders of this kind. These patients have received little attention until recently, because they are difficult to treat effectively. Although methods of patient care are changing rapidly, the application of new techniques has been slow. Services for chronically disabled patients have been poorly funded. Government support has decreased while deinstitutionalization has increased the demand for community services. This volume focuses on emerging trends and developments in the field and offers comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art methods of diagnosis, evalua­ tion, and treatment of the chronically mentally ill population. Many leading clinicians, scientists, and mental health advocates discuss new suggestions and solutions to longstanding problems, presenting biological and psychosocial perspectives. We introduce readers to current movements in the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, depression, chronic alcoholism, mental retardation, and the mental illnesses related to aging. Recent trends in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and social management that may enable patients to live more satisfying and productive lives are particularly highlighted.
Title:The Chronically Mentally Ill: Research and ServicesFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 23, 2014Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401198276

ISBN - 13:9789401198271

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Table of Contents

I. An Overview of the Chronically Mentally ILL.- 1. The Chronic Mental Patient: A National Perspective.- 2. The Chronically Mentally Ill: Who Are They? Where Are They?.- 3. The Needs of the Chronically Mentally Ill: As Seen by the Consumer.- 4. The Needs of the Chronically Mentally Ill: The Perspective of a Director of a Large Urban Mental Health Program.- II. Assessment and Information Needs for Research and Services.- 5. The Utility of Assessment for Different Purposes.- 6. Assessment of Treatment in Outpatient Settings.- 7. Assessment of Client Functioning in Residential Settings.- 8. Assessment of Staff and Programs in Residential Treatment Settings.- III. Biology and the Psychopharmacological Treatment of Chronic Mental Illness.- 9. Efficacy of Drug Treatment for Chronic Schizophrenic Patients.- 10. Neuroleptic Blood Level Monitoring in Maintenance Studies of Schizophrenic Outpatients.- 11. Long-Term Maintenance Pharmacotherapy in Recurrent and Chronic Affective Disorders.- 12. Drug-Psychosocial Interactions in the Treatment of Schizophrenia.- IV. Psychosocial Treatment of Chronically Mentally Ill Patients.- 13. Vocational Rehabilitation of the Psychiatrically Disabled.- 14. Residential Treatment Programs and Aftercare for the Chronically Institutionalized.- 15. Schizophrenia: Implications of the Treatment Approach in Predicting Outcome.- V. Special Populations.- 16. Chronic Alcoholism: Broad-Spectrum Clinical Programming.- 17. Chronic Mental Illness in Aged Patients.- 18. Chronicity in Mental Retardation.- VI. Economic-Political Issues and The Future of the Chronically Mentally ILL.- 19. Economic-Political Issues and the Impact of Chronic Mental Illness.- 20. The Future of the Chronically Mentally Ill.