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   |    
Psychiatry's Human Resources: 20 Years Later
George W. Albee
Psychiatric Services 1979; doi:
View Author and Article Information

University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont

American Psychiatric Association

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

The author compares the findings he made about the shortage of psychiatrists 20 years ago for the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health with the recent findings of the President's Commisszon on Mental Health. He concludes that not much has changed except for an increased awareness today of the need for services for minorities, and heightened concern over the low numbers of minorities in professional positions and training programs. The shortage of psychiatrists to work with poor people, children and adolescents, the aged, the organically impaired, and the physically handicapped continues, and it is unlikely to be overcome because of the drop in the number of American medical school graduates entering psychiatric training and the federal law restricting the number of foreign medical graduates entering the United States. He believes primary prevention is the best way to ease the widening gap between the need for services and the available psychiatric resources.

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
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry > Chapter 34.  >
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry > Chapter 65.  >
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry > Chapter 40.  >
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry > Chapter 64.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News