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The Growth and Scope of Partial Hospitalization

  • Raymond F. Luber
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Abstract

With the initial wave of expansion in the partial hospitalization movement, which began about 1963, a concurrent mood of expectation and optimism emanated from the proponents of this “new” treatment modality. This optimism, at times reaching near-grandiose proportions, was reflected by Barnes (1964), who stated:

The psychiatry of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was built around the large state hospital. After World War II emphasis began to pass to the “mental hygiene clinic” and the psychiatrist’s office. The mid and late 60s will see the central position shifting to the day hospital and fewer and fewer cases of psychosis and severe neurosis will require residential hospitalization.... Thus, the “New Psychiatry” of the 60s will rest firmly on the day hospital, (p. x)

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Inpatient Service Community Mental Health Center Chronic Patient Veteran Administration Hospital Mental Health Facility 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond F. Luber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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