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Mental Health In Our Future Cities : Maudsley Monographs - Sir David Goldberg

Mental Health In Our Future Cities

Maudsley Monographs

By: Sir David Goldberg (Editor), Graham Thornicroft (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th November 1998
ISBN: 9780863775468
Number Of Pages: 304

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Across the world, cities are becoming larger, as populations drift from the country into urban areas. At the same time, the mentally ill are leaving the mental hospital, and new forms of care are being found in the community. The best ways in which service for the mentally ill can be organized in the community are still a matter for debate, and as cities become larger problems may become greater.
In this book services in London are compared with those in ten other cities - Amsterdam, Baltimore, Bangalore, Copenhagen, Kobe, Madison, Porto Alegre, Sydney, Teheran and Verona - which all have mental health services with interesting and useful features. The reader can find examples of some of the best of the ideas and practices in modern mental health services. It indicates directions that have been traveled, and describes arrangements that work in practice.
The conference at which these findings were presented included users of these services at a scale never before attempted, and dialogues between service providers and users are reported. The chapters describing the services in each city consist of the background briefing papers prepared by each city, up-dated by each set of authors in the light of what they saw and heard at the conference. In particular, they have included sections on how they see probable future developments in their cities.The book is accompanied by an optional videotape describing the services in each city, and containing the views of users from round the world.

List of Contributors
Introduction: Mental health in our future citiesp. 1
Nearly forgotten: The mental health needs of an urbanised planetp. 3
London's mental health servicesp. 15
Mental health in Amsterdamp. 33
The city of Baltimore, USA: The Baltimore experiencep. 57
The city of Bangalore, Indiap. 77
Mental health in the city of Copenhagen, Denmarkp. 101
Mental health in the city of Kobe, Japanp. 125
The city of Madison, USA: The Madison Model, keeping the focus of treatment in the communityp. 147
City of Porto Alegre, Brazil: The Brazilian concept of quality of lifep. 173
Mental health services in Sydney, Australiap. 195
Mental health in Tehran in the context of the national mental health programme of Iranp. 217
Community-based mental health care in Verona, Italyp. 239
Themes from the workshopsp. 263
Overview and emerging themesp. 269
Author indexp. 283
Subject indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780863775468
ISBN-10: 0863775462
Series: Maudsley Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 11th November 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.18  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1