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The concept of mental illness: A new look at some old assumptions.

Authors
  • Margolin, R J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Community mental health journal
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1968
Volume
4
Issue
5
Pages
417–424
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/BF01434379
PMID: 24185475
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

It is suggested that new conceptual models are necessary to rehabilitate the poor risk patient. The institutional model of rehabilitating the psychiatric patient is not enough, but must be complemented by a comprehensive mental health center approach based in the community. The emergence of the comprehensive mental health center from the therapeutic community idea is intimated, but caution is offered against making the same mistakes often made by the therapeutic community approach. Minimal emphasis on rehabilitation in comprehensive mental health centers is pointed out as a weakness. The importance of vocational rehabilitation as a therapeutic agent in the community is stressed.

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