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The Palgrave Handbook of American Mental Health Policy

Editors: Goldman, Howard H., Frank, Richard G., Morrissey, Joseph P. (Eds.)

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  • Presents key topics and controversies in mental health policy together with issues of funding, implementation, and other practical concerns
  • Gathers contributions from leading experts under the editorship of three influential researchers from the former MacArthur Foundation Network on Mental Health Policy Research
  • Appeals to students and scholars in public policy, public health, medicine, social work, psychology, sociology and economics, as well as policymakers at the federal, state, and local level
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About this book

This handbook is the definitive resource for understanding current mental health policy controversies, options, and implementation strategies. It offers a thorough review of major issues in mental health policy to inform the policy-making process, presenting the pros and cons of controversial, significant issues through close analyses of data. Some of the topics covered are the effectiveness of various biomedical and psychosocial interventions, the role of mental illness in violence, and the effectiveness of coercive strategies. The handbook presents cases for conditions in which specialized mental health services are needed and those in which it might be better to deliver mental health treatment in mainstream health and social services settings. It also examines the balance between federal, state, and local authority, and the financing models for delivery of efficient and effective mental health services. It is aimed for an audience of policy-makers, researchers, and informed citizens that can contribute to future policy deliberations. 

About the authors

Howard H. Goldman is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, USA.

Richard G. Frank is the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, USA.

Joseph P. Morrissey is Research Professor in Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, USA.


Reviews

“This handbook offers a comprehensive look at mental health policy, practice, and research … . The intended audience is students, scholars, policymakers, and those who will need to make informed decisions about mental health practice and policy.” (Natasha A Patterson, Doody's Book Reviews, September 06, 2019)


“Samadia Sadouni has innovatively employed a transnational perspective to examine in comprehensive detail the migration Somali Muslims to South Africa and their settlement in the urban life of Johannesburg.  Her book reveals how Somali migrants, both past and present, have drawn upon religious identities and resources from across the Southern Africa Indian Ocean region to forge inter-ethnic alliances with Indian and Malay South Africans in order to integrate, with enhanced security, into South Africa’s racial and ethnic hierarchies.  Based on extensive ethnographic and archival research, this volume’s incisive analysis provides original insights into the relations between international migration, religion, and social integration in South Africa’s struggles to become what Desmond Tutu called a “rainbow nation.”” (Josh DeWind, Program Director, Social Science Research Council, New York)
“An extraordinary book written by leading figures in mental health policy, The Palgrave Handbook of Mental Health Policy will be a landmark work—one which will guide the field for decades.” (John Monahan, Distinguished Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, USA)

“A timely and important work from a highly accomplished group of mental health policy experts.” (Benjamin Druss, Professor of Health Policy and Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health at Emory University, USA)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Mental Health Policy: Fundamental Reform or Incremental Change?

    Pages 3-20

    Goldman, Howard H. (et al.)

  • Division of Labor: Function Shifts and Realigned Responsibilities in the Evolving Mental Health Services System

    Pages 21-47

    Morrissey, Joseph P. (et al.)

  • Economic Perspectives on the Organization and Governance of Mental Health Care

    Pages 49-68

    Glied, Sherry A. (et al.)

  • What Is the Meaning of Recovery?

    Pages 71-100

    Davidson, Larry (et al.)

  • Balancing Access to Medications and Psychosocial Treatments

    Pages 101-128

    Areán, Patricia A. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11908-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11907-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of American Mental Health Policy
Editors
  • Howard H. Goldman
  • Richard G. Frank
  • Joseph P. Morrissey
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11908-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11908-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11907-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 687
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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