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Abstract

In the past several years both researchers and clinicians have delineated the concept of the young adult chronic patient (Bachrach, 1982; Pepper, Kirshner, & Ryglewicz, 1981; Schwartz & Goldfinger, 1981) in an attempt to anticipate and define the service needs of a subgroup of chronic patients in the postdeinstitutionalization era. Authors have focused on patients’ functional disabilities (Pepper & Ryglewicz, 1984), their tendency to drift from place to place and from experience to experience (Lamb, 1982), their pervasive use of drugs and alcohol (Bergman & Harris, 1985; Safer, 1987), and their misuse and occasional abuse of the service delivery system (Pepper, Ryglewicz, & Kirshner, 1982; Schwartz & Goldfinger, 1981).

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Mental Health Service Network Member Chronic Patient Community Psychiatry Community Living 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxine Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Community ConnectionsUSA

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