Policy implications of a psychological model of mental disorder

Kinderman, Peter and Sellwood, William and Tai, Sara (2008) Policy implications of a psychological model of mental disorder. Journal of Mental Health, 17 (1). pp. 93-103. ISSN 0963-8237

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Background: Mental health care in the United Kingdom is rapidly changing, but many commentators, particularly sociologists and psychologists, view systems as remaining wedded to a medical model and not “fit for purpose”. If services are to improve, the way that mental health problems are understood by the services providing care needs to change radically. Aims: To illustrate how a psychological model of mental disorder – the “mediating psychological processes model”– could assist mental health service policy development and implementation. Method: A review of selected literature and policy documents was conducted. Results: A “manifesto” for mental health service policy is presented, based on psychological principles. Conclusions: Psychological models, at least in addition to medical approaches, could better inform policy and service design.

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Journal of Mental Health
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?? psychological modelmental disorder mental health policy biopsychosocial model psychiatrypsychiatry and mental health ??
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