Mental Hospitalization: Myths and Facts about a National Crisis
Mental Hospitalization is the most thorough and integrated analysis yet attempted of data on hospitalization for mental disorders. The authors look at mental health policy in general and mental hospitalization in particular. They re-analyse the US national database and consider whether the practice of hospitalization matches up to expectations.
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The History of Mental Hospitalization
Episodic Rate of Mental Hospitalization
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