DEBATE The Rational Organization of Care for Disabling Psychosis: "If I Were Commissioner"
Care of the mentally disabled could be immensely improved by shifting the focus of their treatment to competent, present-oriented counseling/psychotherapy provided by the same psychiatrist who cares for the patient both in and after hospital—a system based on continuity of care—and away from medication where it lies today. While such continuity is easy to set up in the private sector, its establishment in the public sector would require significant attitudinal and organizational changes.
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Affiliations: Roslyn, NY
Publication date: January 1, 2003
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