Chapter 1. Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

  1. Selby C. Jacobs M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Psychiatry and of Public Health Director3,4 and
  2. Ezra E. H. Griffith M.D. Professor of Psychiatry Deputy Chairman5,6
  1. Bruce Wexler MD Professor of Psychiatry Associate Medical Director for Rehabilitation Therapies3,4,
  2. Larry Davidson PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry Director1,3,
  3. Thomas Styron PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry Executive Director2,3 and
  4. John Strauss MD Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry3

Published Online: 27 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994580.ch1

40 Years of Academic Public Psychiatry

40 Years of Academic Public Psychiatry

How to Cite

Wexler, B., Davidson, L., Styron, T. and Strauss, J. (2007) Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, in 40 Years of Academic Public Psychiatry (eds S. C. Jacobs and E. E. H. Griffith), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470994580.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Yale University School of Medicine, USA

  2. 4

    Connecticut Mental Health Center, USA

  3. 5

    African American Studies, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Program for Recovery and Community Health, Connecticut Mental Health Center, USA

  2. 2

    Community Services Network of Greater New Haven, USA

  3. 3

    Yale University School of Medicine, USA

  4. 4

    Connecticut Mental Health Center, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 14 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470987674

Online ISBN: 9780470994580

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Keywords:

  • clinical symptoms and functional compromise;
  • Chronic and recurrent psychiatric illnesses;
  • illness and community function interrelation;
  • clinical decompensation and hospitalization;
  • symptom exacerbation and functional losses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The nature of the problem

  • The patient as active agent

  • Recovery as the goal

  • Patients as providers

  • Putting it all together in the service system

  • Cognitive remediation and vocational rehabilitation: a translational neuroscience research program

  • Summary and future direction

  • References