Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 427–440

The History of Community Mental Health Treatment and Rehabilitation for Persons with Severe Mental Illness

  • Robert E. Drake
  • Alan I. Green
  • Kim T. Mueser
  • Howard H. Goldman
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1025860919277

Cite this article as:
Drake, R.E., Green, A.I., Mueser, K.T. et al. Community Ment Health J (2003) 39: 427. doi:10.1023/A:1025860919277

Abstract

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.

community mental healthtreatmentrehabilitationmental illness

Copyright information

© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Drake
    • 1
  • Alan I. Green
    • 1
  • Kim T. Mueser
    • 1
  • Howard H. Goldman
    • 3
  1. 1.Dartmouth Medical SchoolLebanonUSA
  2. 2.New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research CenterLebanonUSA
  3. 3.University of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA