Nat asked an important question about the future of community psychiatry
, but set the stage for it by giving a brief history of his long career in the field.
Mothers will be referred by their GP, health visitor or midwife, and will then meet with a community psychiatry
nurse, who will carry out an initial assessment.
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In response to this recommendation, Schwartz and colleagues (1981) conducted a study of psychiatrists in the San Francisco Bay area to help design a new community psychiatry
residency program, which would focus on encouraging residents to make a commitment to work with clients with chronic mental illness.
CHRISTENSEN, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine, is director of the university's Community Psychiatry
Program, Jacksonville, Fla.
Dr Peter Tyler, professor of community psychiatry
at Imperial College, London, said: "Prescriptions of anti- depressants have gone up 10 per cent every year.
Swenson, director of outpatient and community psychiatry
at Royal Ottawa Hospital, said "government, in the last two years, has put more money into the psychiatric emergency services at the Ottawa Hospital, in terms of 24-hour nursing availability, social work availability.
Originally from Nigeria, he plans to practice community psychiatry
when he finishes his residency training.
Liz Silverston gave up her job in community psychiatry
in 1993, when she moved from the capital to the Midlands and opened Hibiscus, in Leamington's Regent Street.
But he understood the professor's concerns that community psychiatry
might be down-graded by a new emphasis on laboratory research.
In the post-World War II years, the institution developed an extensive mental health component, alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs, building on the growing interest in community psychiatry
Research in community psychiatry
around the same time demonstrated that the therapeutic milieu, including the behavior and attitudes of staff, has a profound impact on patients and staff.
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Psychotherapy and community psychiatry
each merit their own chapter on training.
Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospitals; Division of Public Mental Health and Community Psychiatry
, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa