International Handbook on Mental Health Policy

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About the Contributors

MAX W. ABBOTT is Dean of the Faculty of Health Studies, Auckland Institute of Technology, and President of the World Federation for Mental Health. From 1981 to 1991 he was Director of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. He is a ministerial appointee to the New Zealand Victims Task Force and has served on a variety of governmental, quasigovernmental, and national voluntarysector organizations and advisory bodies. He has over eighty publications in various fields, including neuropsychology, addictions, health services, mental health, clinical and community psychology, and family sociology.

KUNIHIKO ASAI is Vice-Director, Psychiatrist, Medical Doctor, and Designated Physician of Mental Health of the Asai Hospital, Togane City, Chiba Prefecture, and Vice-President, World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), Western Pacific Region. He is Councillor of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology; Chairman of the Committee on Public Relations and Information of the Japanese Association of Psychiatric Hospitals; Councillor of the Japanese Association of Mental Health; Director of the Japanese Society of Mental Health; Member of the Psychiatric Review Board (Chiba Prefecture); and Secretary General, 1993 World Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health ( Japan).

ROB V. BIJL is a sociologist with the research department of the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health (NcGv), Utrecht, the Netherlands. His scientific work concentrates on occupational incapacity due to mental disorders and psychiatric epidemiology. His dissertation subject was policy-oriented scenario research, applied to the field of mental health and mental health care.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Foreword xv
  • 1: An Overview of Mental Health Policy from an International Perspective 1
  • 2: Argentina 19
  • 3: Canada 45
  • Notes 65
  • References 65
  • 4: Chile 67
  • 5: India 79
  • References 106
  • 6: Israel 109
  • Notes 134
  • Notes 135
  • 7: Italy 139
  • References 154
  • 8: Japan 159
  • Notes 174
  • 9: Korea 177
  • Notes 195
  • 10: The Netherlands 197
  • Notes 215
  • New Zealand 217
  • 12: Nigeria 253
  • Notes 269
  • Pakistan 273
  • Notes 286
  • 14: People's Republic of China 287
  • Notes 300
  • 15: Romania 303
  • References 329
  • 16: Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States 331
  • References 350
  • References 350
  • 17: Audi Arabia 353
  • References 365
  • 18: Turkey 367
  • References 388
  • 19: The United Kingdom 391
  • References 410
  • 20: The United States 413
  • References 442
  • References 443
  • 21: Zambia 447
  • References 474
  • Index 477
  • About the Contributors 483
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