Quality of Life for the Mentally Disabled

    Volume 25, Issue 4 (October 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1980

    Page Count: 6


    Dvoskin, JA
    Doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, University of Arizona; intern in clinical psychology, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass.

    Dietz, PE
    Assistant professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Mass.

    Abstract

    Case illustrations are given to suggest the complexity of the effects on the quality of life of developments in psychotropic medicines, deinstitutionalization, and patients' rights. Community services often do not provide the mentally disabled with the benefits predicted for such programs. Whether the net effect of the revolutionary extrusion of the mentally disabled from public hospitals will be beneficial remains for history to judge.


    Paper ID: JFS11313J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11313J

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