The History of Community Mental Health Treatment and Rehabilitation for Persons with Severe Mental Illness
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- Drake, R.E., Green, A.I., Mueser, K.T. et al. Community Ment Health J (2003) 39: 427. doi:10.1023/A:1025860919277
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The authors review the evolution of the treatments for persons with severe mental illnesses over the past 40 years in three areas: pharmacological and other somatic treatments, psychosomatic treatments, and rehabilitation. Current treatments are based on a much stronger evidence base, are more patient-centered, and are more likely to target autonomy and recovery.