Mental Health in Historical Perspective

Deinstitutionalisation and After

Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World

Editors: Kritsotaki, Despo, Long, Vicky, Smith, Matthew (Eds.)

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  • Explores the momentous changes that deinstitutionalisation made to psychiatric care in the post-war period
  • Chapters cover a wide range of geographical settings, from 1945 to the present
  • Scope of the book moves from the macro-level of broad political, economic and cultural trends and of transnational professional developments, to the micro-level of local cases and individual experiences
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The book relates the history of post-war psychiatry, focusing on deinstitutionalisation, namely the shift from asylum to community in the second part of the twentieth century.
After the Second World War, psychiatry and mental health care were reshaped by deinstitutionalisation. But what exactly was involved in this process? What were the origins of deinstitutionalisation and what did it mean to those who experienced it? What were the ramifications, both positive and negative, of such a fundamental shift in psychiatric care? Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World: Deinstitutionalisation and After seeks to answer these questions by exploring this momentous change in mental health care from 1945 to the present in a wide range of geographical settings. The book articulates a nuanced account of the history of deinstitutionalisation, highlighting the constraints and inconsistencies inherent in treating the mentally ill outside of the asylum, while seeking to inform current debates about how to help the most vulnerable members of society.

About the authors

Despo Kritsotaki is a historian of mental health and healthcare in twentieth-century Greece.
Vicky Long is Senior Lecturer in History at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.
Matthew Smith is Professor of Health History at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Deinstitutionalisation and the Pathways of Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World

    Pages 1-36

    Kritsotaki, Despo (et al.)

  • Deinstitutionalisation and the Great Sociocultural Shift to Consumer Culture

    Pages 39-56

    Burnham, John

  • ‘All the Fits That’s News to Print’: Deinstitutionalisation and Anti-Psychiatric Movement Magazines in the United States, 1970–1986

    Pages 57-74

    Dunst, Alexander

  • After the Asylum in Canada: Surviving Deinstitutionalisation and Revising History

    Pages 75-95

    Davies, Megan (et al.)

  • ‘Islands of Reform’: Early Transformation of the Mental Health Service in Lower Saxony, Germany in the 1960s

    Pages 99-114

    Beyer, Christof

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deinstitutionalisation and After
Book Subtitle
Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World
Editors
  • Despo Kritsotaki
  • Vicky Long
  • Matthew Smith
Series Title
Mental Health in Historical Perspective
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45360-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45360-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45359-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83275-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 297
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