Developing a model psychiatric treatment program for patients with intellectual disability in a community mental health center

Florence Hackerman, Chester W. Schmidt, Charles Donald Dyson, Lisa Hovermale, Gerard Gallucci

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Abstract

The Special Needs Clinic of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland provides comprehensive treatment for patients with developmental or intellectual disability and psychiatric illness. This report describes the clinical characteristics and service utilization of patients attending this clinic. Factors that support quality mental health services that are both cost-effective and accessible are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-24
Number of pages12
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006

Keywords

  • Community-based treatment
  • Developmental disability
  • Mental health services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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