The Patient’s View of Managed Psychiatry

  • John P. Kummer


Professor Montgomery told us in Venice when we founded GAMIAN that we should be angry—we, patients and advocates for patients—angry with psychiatry and also angry with the arduous way the patient has to take his or her illness through so many aspects of human society and societal behavior towards him or her. In other words, I refer to the stigma the patient carries from Day One in the sickeningly slow fall into the abyss. A decline that will probably be worsened by managed care policies.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Kummer
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  1. 1.Association EquilibriumUnteraegeriSwitzerland

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