Mental Health and Social Policy Beyond Managed Care

ISBN-10: 0205545939

ISBN-13: 9780205545933

Edition: 5th 2008

Authors: David Mechanic
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Description: The fifth edition text ofMental Health and Social Policytakes a multidisciplinary approach to mental health and social policy.nbsp; nbsp; It covers mental health issues and includes important new epidemiological studies, controlled clinical trials, and other investigations that inform the new thrust for evidence-based mental health services.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;It also covers cutting-edge new information on disparities in mental health care coverage, pharmaceutical companies and the marketing of drugs, PTSD in the wake of the Iraq war and 9/11,nbsp;the Surgeon General Report on Mental health, the Bush New Freedom commission, and the criminalization of mental illness.

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Book details

List price: $105.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
Mental Health and the Mental Health Professions
Symptoms, Diseases, and Reaction Patterns
Disease, Personality Disturbance, or Problem in Living
Social Adjustment
Concepts of Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Patterns of Mental Health Utilization
The Mental Health Professions
Mental Health Personnel and Work Patterns
Trends in Mental Health Care
Changing Inpatient Care
What Are Mental Health and Mental Illness?
Psychiatric Diagnosis Guidelines
Varieties of Mental Illness
Schizophrenia: An Example in Psychiatric Conceptualization
Varying Conceptions of Mental Illness
Developmental Models
Changing Conceptions of Mental Illness
Social Conceptions of Mental Illness
Views of Mental Illness in Relation to Social Policy
The Patient and the Society: An Insoluble Dilemma
Social Problem or Mental Illness?
Psychological Disorder and the Flow of Patients into Treatment: The Study of Psychiatric Epidemiology
Identifying Psychological Problems in Community Populations
Estimates of Prevalence of Disorder in Community Populations
The Epidemiological Catchment Area Program and the National Comorbidity Survey
Psychological Disorder and Utilization of Care
Social Factors Associated with Psychiatric Conditions in the Community
Race and Ethnic Disparities
The Epidemiology of Antisocial Behavior and Behavior Disorders
Conceptions of the Causes of and Means of Controlling Mental Illness
The Impact of Environment on Mental Illness
The Question of Inheritance and Environment
A Note on Psychiatric Drugs
The Psychosocial-Development Perspective
The Learning Perspective: Behavior Therapy
The Social-Stress Perspective
The Labeling Perspective
Collective Mobilization
The Development of Mental Health Policy in the United States
The Early History of Worcester State Hospital
More Recent Developments in Mental Health Policy
Post-World War II Developments in Mental Health Policy
Postwar Psychiatry
The Organization of State Mental Hospitals
Programs of Community Care
The Composition of the Seriously Mentally Ill Population
Homelessness and Mental Illness
The Recognition of Mental Disorders
Mental Illness, Illness Behavior, and Entry into Psychiatric Care
Community Definitions of Mental Illness
The Course of Schizophrenia
The Financing and Delivery of Mental Health Services
Mental Health Coverage and Expenditures
The Pattern of Inpatient Services
Utilization of Services and Financing Patterns
The Economics of Mental Health Care
Psychiatric Care Under Prepayment Plans
The Structure of Insurance and Needed Mental Health Benefits
The Role of Primary Medical Care
The Management of Psychological Distress
Some Promising Signs
Managed Mental Health Care
Basic Mechanisms of Managed Care
Types of Managed Care Organizations
Managed Care for Persons with Mental Illness
Opportunities and Special Problems in Managed Mental Health Care
Performance of Managed Care
Some Unresolved Issues in Managed Care
Institutionalism and Deinstitutionalization: Building an Effective Community Services System
Criteria for Evaluation
Understanding the Processes of Deinstitutionalization
Environmental Factors Promoting Effective Performance
Implications of Community Institutional Placement
Models for Community Care
Points of Leverage
Modifying State Mental Health Systems
Medicaid Reform
Improving Disability Determination
The Case Management Approach
Organizational Barriers
The Absence of a Clear Focus of Responsibility and Authority
Innovations in Mental Health Services
Maintenance of Patients with Persistent Disorders
A Further Note on Employment
The Special Case of Children with Severe Emotional Disturbance
Problems in the Diffusion of Mental Health Innovations
Innovations in Housing
Changing Roles of the Mental Health Professions
Future Trends in Innovative Mental Health Services
The Social Context of Mental Health Practice: Foundations of Trust
Social Influences on Psychiatric Judgment
Personal and Social Biographies
The Sociocultural Context
Constraints of Practice Organization and Settings
Competition in the Allocation of Care
A Note on the Care of Patients Who Have Chronic Impairment
Mental Illness, the Community, and the Law
Involuntary Hospitalization
Outpatient Commitment and Mental Health Courts
Criminalization of Persons with Mental Illness
A Note on Dangerousness and the Relationship Between Mental Illness and Violence
The Right to Treatment
Right to Refuse Treatment
The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Supreme Court Decision in Olmstead v. L.C.
The Social Context of Legal Reform in Mental Health
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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