Inside Public Psychiatry

inside public psychiatryBy

  • Selby C. Jacobs, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Past Director, Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, Connecticut
Given the current implementation of mental health parity in insurance benefits and the enactment of healthcare reform, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand both the historical context of public psychiatry and what the future might hold.
Most people with serious mental illness are seen in the public sector of psychiatry, and the significance of psychiatric treatment in the public sector is best understood one person at a time.

This book tells the story of public psychiatry with examples from the author’s experience running Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), one of the country’s premier public mental health centers.

Key Features
  • Written with examples from direct experience to illuminate the practice of psychiatry in the public setting.
  • A worthwhile and valuable contribution to the field that has no current equivalent in the market
  • The book suggests a plan for the future of public sector psychiatry and serves as a model to centers throughout North America and abroad.
Audience: Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who work in the public sector. Advanced residents in psychiatry.


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