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Mental health policy in modern America 

Mental health policy in modern America
Mental health policy in modern America
Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health

Gerald N. Grob


In the United States a variety of factors have shaped and continuously modified mental health policy: the changing composition of the population with severe mental disorders; concepts of the aetiology and nature of mental illnesses; shifting diagnostic systems; the organization and ideology of psychiatry; funding mechanisms; and existing popular, political, social, and professional attitudes and values. Equally significant has been the structure of the American political system, which divides authority between local, state, and national government.

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