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Unformatted text preview: c) rates in institutions have been reduced 2. Negatives: a) many severely ill patients released with nowhere to go b) those released supposed to get help from halfway houses and shelters - but most of these were never built. c) federal funding has diminished. ...no services B. REVOLVING DOOR PROBLEM refers to patients being released from institutions, then return, then released again. WHY? 1. While in institutions patient may respond well to medication 2. Once stabilized, they no longer qualify for financial assistance. ...released 3. Community-based services not provided adequate funding, so these patients don't get enough assistance. ...thus, they digress and end up back in institution Some facts: * studies have indicated that approximately 50% of those released from public mental hospitals were readmitted in 1 year * Over 2/3 of all psychiatric inpatients are former patients * one result has been massive homelessness of those suffering from mental illnesses...
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- Fall '08