Title

Assertive Community Treatment: A Comparative Study Between Independent and Dependent Living

Publication Date

2-2001

Type of Culminating Activity

Thesis

Degree Title

Master of Health Science, Health Policy

Major Advisor

Rudy Anderson

Advisor

Margaret J. Miller

Advisor

James T. Girvan

Abstract

Prior to the 1950s, individuals in the United States with chronically disabling psychiatric illnesses were hospitalized. The hospitalizations took place for years or entire lifetimes in facilities less conducive to rehabilitation than to forced isolation and control (Stein & Test, 1980).

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