Community Psychiatry in Scotland

  • Prem C. Misra


Over the past two generations most developed countries have witnessed a growing interest in psychological medicine. By acknowledging that the scientific study of abnormal behaviour need not be confined to the inmates of mental institutions and prisons, society has sanctioned a new set of attitudes which have led to a metamorphosis of the alieniest into the psychiatrist, the asylum into the mental hospital and the lunatic into a psychiatric patient.


Psychiatric Patient Community Care Mental Hospital Community Psychiatry Royal Commission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prem C. Misra
    • 1
  1. 1.Acorn Street Day HospitalBridgeton, GlasgowScotland

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