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After the Asylum? The New Institutional Landscape
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Psychiatry South Stockholm, Sweden; University of Agder, Norway.
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2016 (English)In: Community mental health journal, ISSN 0010-3853, E-ISSN 1573-2789, Vol. 52, no 6, 731-737 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last decades services to people with severe mental health problems have gone through important changes. Terms as de-, trans-, reinstitutionalisation and dehospitalisation has been used. The objective of the study was to collected data about the changes in a welfare society about the new institutional landscape after the mental hospital area. Data about interventions from social welfare agencies, psychiatric care, and prisons were collected from local and national register as well as data about cause of death and socio-economic status for 1355 persons treated with a diagnosis of psychosis in a Stockholm area 2004–2008. Psychiatric in-patient care and prisons are marginalized. Different interventions in open care touched a very large number of persons. Social welfare agencies play an increasing role in this context. The total institutions have been replaced by a network of micro-institutions sometimes offering help but also control.

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2016. Vol. 52, no 6, 731-737 p.
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Severe mental illness, Institutionalization, Follow-up, Social services, Psychiatric care
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Psychiatry Sociology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-125157DOI: 10.1007/s10597-015-9928-7ISI: 000379161300014PubMedID: 26319756OAI: diva2:955746
Available from: 2016-01-08 Created: 2016-01-08 Last updated: 2016-08-26Bibliographically approved

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