Psychiatry in Society

Psychiatry in Society

Editor(s): Norman Sartorius, Wolfgang Gaebel, Juan José López-Ibor, Mario Maj

Published Online: 29 APR 2002

Print ISBN: 9780471496823

Online ISBN: 9780470846483

DOI: 10.1002/0470846488

About this Book

Psychiatry in Society provides an overview of the recent socio-economic and cultural changes affecting mental health and mental health care.

These changes include:
* The increasing complexity of the economic contexts within which mental health services are funded and delivered
* The demand for cost-effectiveness evidence
* The rationing of access to new pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies
* The emergence of quality of life as an essential criterion in the assessment of health care interventions
* The growing awareness of the influence of stigma on shaping the long-term course of severe mental disorders
* The enhanced role of advocacy groups in providing information, advice and support to sufferers
This book will be of interest to psychiatrists and psychologists, mental health workers, managers and policy makers.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      The Impact of Legislation on Mental Health Policy (pages 79–100)

      José M. Bertolote, José G. Taborda, Julio Arboleda-Flórez and Francisco Torres

    3. Chapter 8

      Mental Health Problems in Refugees (pages 193–220)

      Benedetto Saraceno, Shekhar Saxena and Pallab K. Maulik