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"Offers many insights beneficial to the informed reader."

"The authors are true to their word in providing an excellent overview of changes in the last 50 years. They provide compelling evidence that the condition of many, if not most, persons with mental illness has improved during that period."

"Will be of greatest interest to students of mental health economics, services, and policy, but clinicians interested in the relationship between health policy and everyday practice will also find it useful."

"Provides a necessary counterpart to much overenthusiastic optimism surrounding recent development in psychopharmacology and the neurosciences."

"Offers a fascinating... historical analysis of mental health policy."

"Should be assigned to every practitioner, mental health clinician, administrator, and advocate — as well as every legislator and policy maker—concerned with the status of Americans with serious mental illness."

"If one... has time to read one book on mental health policy this year, this should be the one."

"A comprehensive assessment of changes in the life conditions and well-being of persons with serious mental illnesses over the past five decades."

"A well-written and important work that provides a definitive look at the past and a glimpse into the future of mental health policy in America."

"By pulling information from a wide variety of sources, these authors provide a fresh and optimistic look on improvements in the well-being of people with mental illness. A major contribution to the field."

"An important and provocative addition to the literature dealing with health policy."

"Professors Frank and Glied offer a broad-based and candid assessment of the evolution of mental health care in the United States and of how the well-being of people touched by mental health problems changed during the last half of the twentieth century."

Better But Not Well
Mental Health Policy in the United States since 1950
Publication Date: 8 Sep 2006
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 208 pages
Illustrations: 13 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9780801884436