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Deinstitutionalization of individuals with severe psychotic disorders

Has deinstitutionalization of people with severe psychotic disorders been effective? What criteria would you use to decide whether or not a person should be institutionalized and for how long? Provide the rationale for your response based on scientific evidence from a professional literature.

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Deinstitutionalization of individuals with severe psychotic disorders has been positive for many patients, however it has severe shortcomings. Community services that developed approximately 30 years ago to provide deinsitutionalization services including supported housing and specialized community based. Despite these well-intentioned efforts, community care of these individuals was not generally achieved. Most community services were generally uncoordinated and unable to meet complex needs. Governement reforms have provided a psychiatric community rather than an integrated community. These people are often not integrated into society. Existing patients were often discharged without sufficient ...

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Deinstitutionalization of individuals with severe psychotic disorders is debated. References are also provided to further validate the findings.

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