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One cause of the deinstitutionalization of many psychiatric patients in the mid-1900s was

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One cause of the deinstitutionalization of many psychiatric patients in the mid-1900s was

(A) an increase in government funding.
(B) the movement for the rights of the mentally ill.
(C) the creation of new medications.
(D) an improvement in psychotherapy.
(E) the recognition that too many healthy people had been institutionalized.

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(C) the creation of new medications.

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One cause of the deinstitutionalization of many psychiatric patients in the mid-1900s was the creation of new medications such as antipsychotic drugs. It was hoped that this movement would save the government money and enable people suffering from mental illness to have more freedom. Unfortunately, once released from the institutions, many people did not stay on their medication regimes, and without adequate systems in place to follow up on these people, many became homeless. Even though methods of psychotherapy may have improved, the former patients no longer had access to it. The deinstitutionalization movement was not the result of a belief that we had institutionalized healthy people.

 
Posted : 20/05/2024 12:26 pm
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