The Chronic Psychiatric Patient in the Community

Principles of Treatment

  • Ivan Barofsky
  • Richard D. Budson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Leona L. Bachrach
      Pages 5-28
    3. Ernest M. Gruenberg, Janet Archer
      Pages 29-47
    4. Muriel Hammer
      Pages 49-82
    5. Ivan Barofsky, Catherine E. Connelly
      Pages 83-129
  3. Psychosocial Treatment Principles

  4. Pharmacologic Treatment Principles

  5. Selected Applications of Treatment Principles

  6. Administrative Issues in the Application of Treatment Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-455
    2. Louis E. Kopolow
      Pages 475-495
  7. Overview

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 563-570

About this book


The purpose of this book is to present an integrated approach to the treatment of the chronic psychiatric patient living in the com­ munity. This requires that topics as diverse as pharmacokinetics, psychotherapy and community organization be appropriately coor­ dinated. Such an approach is partly complicated by the wide range of differences among patients, in terms of social skills, intellectual capacity and psychiatric diagnosis. In addition, unclear, insular or overlapping roles of various mental health disciplines further con­ found integrated treatment efforts. Given such complexity, any single clinician's point of view is sub­ ject to the distortion inherent in specialization. Too often a volume in the field of mental health focuses either on only one aspect or presents only one clinician's unique perspective of a task that is, in fact, multifaceted. We have tried to avoid this pitfall by having representatives from many of the concerned professions present a variety of treatment approaches and associated issues in one text. Further, the editors have attempted to illuminate the relevant clinical and/or administrative interrelationship between the subjects of each section through a succinct introductory commentary. The book is divided into five sections. The first section represents an attempt to address some of the interactive sociological, psycho­ logical and pharmacological background issues common to all at­ tempts at treatment of this population.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ivan Barofsky
    • 1
  • Richard D. Budson
    • 2
  1. 1.Health Services Research and Development CenterThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsUSA
  2. 2.McLean Hospital Department of PsychiatryHarvard Medical SchoolUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6310-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6308-8
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