0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Article   |    
Trends in the Development of Psychiatric Services, 1844-1994
James W. Thompson
Psychiatric Services 1994; doi:
View Author and Article Information

The author thanks Anthony F. Lehman, M.D., M.S.P.H., for helpful comments.

Center for Mental Health Services Research of the department of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, 645 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

1994 by the American Psychiatric Association

text A A A
PDF of the full text article.
Abstract

Over the past 150 years, support for providing appropriate services for mentally ill persons has waxed and waned. in colonial America, mentally ill persons were institutionalized in jails or almshouses. in the 18th and 19th centuries, asylums constituted the primary psychiatric service. Only in the late 19th and early 20th centuries did alternatives to long-term hospitalization appear. The mental hygiene movement of the early 20th century and the community mental health centers movement of the 1960s and 1970s both increased the number of services and introduced new types of services. Today, however, despite hopeful signs of reduced public prejudice against mentally ill persons, a new "dark age" for support of psychiatric services may be dawning, as negative attitudes about mental illness continue to drive public policy.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

+

References

+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Related Content
Articles
Books
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 49.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 32.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 32.  >
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry > Chapter 54.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 44.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News