» » Mad Among Us

Mad Among Us download epub

by Gerald N. Grob


Epub Book: 1763 kb. | Fb2 Book: 1496 kb.

Gerald Grob charts the growth of mental hospitals in response to the escalating numbers of the severely and persistently mentally ill and the deterioration of these hospitals under the pressure of too many patients and too few resources.

Gerald Grob charts the growth of mental hospitals in response to the escalating numbers of the severely and persistently mentally ill and the deterioration of these hospitals under the pressure of too many patients and too few resources. While some patients benefited from the new community policies, they were ineffective for many mentally ill substance abusers

The Mad Among Us book.

The Mad Among Us book. Details (if other): Cancel.

Gerald N. Grob is the Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine (emeritus) at Rutgers University. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and has been the president of the American Association for the History of Medicine

Gerald N. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and has been the president of the American Association for the History of Medicine. He is the author of The Deadly Truth: A History of Disease in America and, most recently, (with Howard H. Goldman) The Dilemma of Federal Mental Health Policy: Radical Reform or Incremental Change?

Grob, Gerald . 1931-.

Grob, Gerald . Mentally ill, Psychiatry, Mentally ill. Publisher. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on June 15, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Grob (History of medicine/Rutgers) has previously published scholarly works on the history of the care of the .

Grob recounts the efforts of Dorothea Dix to persuade state legislatures to set up mental hospitals, and by the middle of the 19th century, most states had at least one. But the 20th century found these optimistically founded institutions overcrowded and largely custodial in function. Grob, American historian, educator. Mad Among Us Paperback 2011 Gerald N. Grob. Fellow, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1972-1973, 1989-1990, American Council Learned Societies, 1976-1977, Guggenheim fellow, 1980-1981, Davis Center, Princeton University, 1985-1986; grantee, National Institutes of Health, 1960-1965, 1967-1981, 1984-1992. GBCS8/?tag prabook0b-20. In this book, Gerald N. Grob and Howard H. Goldman trace how an ever-changing coalition of mental health experts, patients' rights activists, and politicians envisioned this community-based system of psychiatric services.

Fast download ebook The mad among us for PC - Free Books Online. Identifiers: ISBN 10: 0029126959. This book describes the following items

Fast download ebook The mad among us for PC - Free Books Online. This book describes the following items: Mentally Ill Care United States History, Psychiatry United States History, Mentally Ill United States Public, United States. More about the author(s): Gerald N. Grob was born in 1931. Download more by: Gerald N.

Find nearly any book by Gerald N. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Gerald N. Grob (Gerald N. GROB)

Find nearly any book by Gerald N. GROB). used books, rare books and new books. Find all books by 'Gerald N. Grob' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Gerald N. Grob'. Mental Illness and American Society, 1875-1940 (Princeton Legacy Library).

By Gerald N. Grob Despite its somber title, The Deadly Truth is a. . The Mad among Us: A History of the Care of America's Mentally Ill, Free Press (New York, NY), 1994.

Americans want to be humane toward the mentally ill, yet we have always been divided about what is best for them and for society. Now, the foremost historian of the care of the mentally ill compellingly recounts our various attempts to solve this ever-present dilemma. In the first comprehensive one-volume history of the treatment of the mentally ill, Gerald Grob begins with colonial America, when families and local communities accepted responsibility for their mentally ill members. Their solutions varied, from confinement under lock and key, to granting mentally ill persons a wide measure of autonomy. As American society grew larger and more complex, the first mental hospitals were created to deal with growing numbers of the severely and persistently mentally ill. Grob brings to life the charismatic and innovative individuals who administered these hospitals and shows how they were successful at first in providing humane care and treatment. But under the pressure of too many patients and too few resources, the hospitals subsequently deteriorated into custodial institutions, and Grob charts this transformation. He traces the growth of the psychiatric profession, the change of the mental health field during World War Il, and the use of controversial shock therapies, drugs, and lobotomies. Mounting criticism of some of these techniques and of mental institutions as inhumane places led to the emptying of the hospitals and a new emphasis on community care and treatment. Americans daily encounter the pitiful sight of homeless, mentally ill people in the streets of our cities, and wonder how it came to be this way. Grob shows that while many patients benefited from the new community policies,there arose a new group of mentally ill substance abusers who desperately need treatment but who resist it. He argues that these people, and not deinstitutionalized patients, make up most of the disturbed homeless who confront us today. Their presence demands new solutions, and G

Comments: (2)

Dianantrius
Great book about our Mental Health system, good read for anybody looking to gain insight into our system...
Gir
In spite of the info, a case to definitely reopen the asylums!
Mad Among Us download epub
Psychology & Counseling
Author: Gerald N. Grob
ISBN: 1451636334
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Language: English
Publisher: Free Press; F First Paperback Edition Used edition (January 2, 2011)
Pages: 400 pages