The Chronically Mentally Ill

Research and Services

  • Moshen Mirabi
  • Lore Feldman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. An Overview of the Chronically Mentally Ill

  3. Assessment and Information Needs for Research and Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Marco J. Mariotto, Gordon L. Paul
      Pages 73-82
  4. Biology and the Psychopharmacological Treatment of Chronic Mental Illness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Nina R. Schooler, Joanne B. Severe
      Pages 125-142
    3. Cyrus Sajadi, Robert C. Smith, Alla Shvartsburd, Vona Morton, Jack R. Gordon, Moshen Mirabi
      Pages 143-158
    4. Robert Paul Liberman, Ian R. H. Falloon, Charles J. Wallace
      Pages 175-212
  5. Psychosocial Treatment of Chronically Mentally Ill Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. William A. Anthony, Joanne Howell, Karen S. Danley
      Pages 215-237
  6. Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Charles M. Gaitz
      Pages 281-290
    3. Herbert J. Grossman
      Pages 291-296
  7. Economic-Political Issues and the Future of the Chronically Mentally Ill

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Gary E. Miller
      Pages 307-327
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-338

About this book


The topic of chronic mental illness has been much discussed, but there is still no widely accepted strategy of intervention for patients suffering from disorders of this kind. These patients have received little attention until recently, because they are difficult to treat effectively. Although methods of patient care are changing rapidly, the application of new techniques has been slow. Services for chronically disabled patients have been poorly funded. Government support has decreased while deinstitutionalization has increased the demand for community services. This volume focuses on emerging trends and developments in the field and offers comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art methods of diagnosis, evalua­ tion, and treatment of the chronically mentally ill population. Many leading clinicians, scientists, and mental health advocates discuss new suggestions and solutions to longstanding problems, presenting biological and psychosocial perspectives. We introduce readers to current movements in the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, depression, chronic alcoholism, mental retardation, and the mental illnesses related to aging. Recent trends in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and social management that may enable patients to live more satisfying and productive lives are particularly highlighted.


alcohol alcoholism assessment attention depression diagnosis health intervention pharmacology pharmacotherapy psychopharmacology psychotherapy rehabilitation schizophrenia treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Moshen Mirabi
    • 1
  • Lore Feldman
  1. 1.Center for Studies of Schizophrenia Clinical Research BranchNational Institute of Mental HealthRockvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-9827-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-9825-7
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