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The Roots of the Recovery Movement in Psychiatry: Lessons Learned

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2011 - Spring


by Larry Davidson, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry; Jaak Rakfeldt, Ph.D., assistant clinical professor of psychiatry; and John Strauss, M.D. ’59, professor emeritus of psychiatry (Wiley) The authors highlight the limitations of such previous efforts to reform and transform mental health practice as the deinstitutionalization movement begun in the 1950s, in the hope that the field will not repeat these mistakes. The book incorporates lessons about recovery gained from such related fields as psychology, sociology, social welfare, philosophy, political economic theory, and civil rights.