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ERIC Number: ED166885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Mental Health in Deafness. Experimental Issue 2. Fall 1978.
Robinson, Luther D., Ed.
The publication contains four articles on the subject of mental health as it relates to deaf persons. "Deaf Americans and the President's Commission on Mental Health" discusses the Commission Report as a whole (by L. Robinson), the Report of the Task Subpanel on Special Populations (by B. Sachs), and the section on mental health needs of deaf Americans. "Mental Health and the Deaf -- A First Step Toward Epidemiology" (K. Altshuler et al) presents epidemiological data about major mental illness in persons with early profound deafness, focusing primarily on schizophrenia. A milieu intervention program for treatment of emotionally disturbed deaf children is also described (by T. Edelstein), along with efforts in Massachusetts toward a statewide coordinated approach to the development of mental health services for deaf persons (by B. Gerber). A section on relevant news briefs is also provided. (DLS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Presidents Commission on Mental Health