ERIC Number: ED043166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Psychiatric Diagnosis, Therapy and Research on the Psychotic Deaf. Final Report.
Grinker, Roy R., Sr., Ed.; And Others
Described is an extensive research and demonstration project in Illinois concerned with the deaf mentally ill. Purposes were to gain experience and knowledge needed to provide therapy for such persons, train professional personnel in therapeutic processes, establish inpatient and outpatient facilities in the State Mental Health system for such patients, and develop and test research hypotheses related to concept formation, symbolic representation, prevention of mental illness, and techniques of rehabilitation. Diagnostic studies to determine commonality of syndromes and of psychodynamics and responses to various therapies were conducted with deaf mentally ill persons being treated in various situations. Findings are presented and recommendations made. Sections deal with inpatient psychotherapy, group therapy, family history, private office treatment, deaf children, a preschool nursery for deaf children, cognitive process in deaf and hearing subjects, EEG changes under differing auditory stimulations, and EEG findings on deaf psychiatric patients. Publications from the project are listed. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL.