Biomedical Policy and Mental Health

Biomedical Policy and Mental Health

Biomedical Policy and Mental Health

Biomedical Policy and Mental Health

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This book presents an overview of the relationship between biomedical policy and mental health. It explores the policy issues of a broad array of biomedical research and technology which impact mental health policy, and it examines how the very conducting of biomedical research and the use of its technology have implications for the mental health of people. There are both negative and positive consequences possible for mental health policy and for the mental health of human beings as the result of biomedical research and technology.

This book does not attempt to provide an in-depth analysis of any particular biomedical research or technology, nor does it explore in detail the public policy or ethics debate of biomedical decision making. Various research and technology are used to illustrate the effects of biomedical research and technology on mental health policy and the various implications of biomedical research and technology for the mental health of people. This book aims to highlight the significance of biomedical research and technology on mental health policy, and to point out the need to recognize the mental health consequences of the use of biomedical research and technology on all people exposed to those processes. This book does not attempt to cover all issues relating to biomedical policy and mental health, but instead to illustrate the wide array of issues raised by the crossover of biomedical policy and mental health policy.

Acknowledgment for assistance with this project goes to Jim Haehn, Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Irv Schiffman, Chair, Department of Political Science, California State University, Chico; and Elaine Wangberg, Dean of the Graduate School, for assistance with funding for word processing and to Kathie Pendo and the California State University, Chico word processing staff for the final word processing of the manuscript.

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