ERIC Number: ED125180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
The Crisis in Mental Health Research.
Brown, Bertram S.
Presented is a speech by Bertram Brown, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, on the effects of decreased federal funding of mental health research. Brown notes that there has been a 56% slash in the purchasing power of the research grant program when inflation is accounted for. It is suggested that causes of the dwindling support of mental health research include a widespread antiscience attitude, stigma against mental illness, and the failure of scientists to seek public and political support. The foremost priority is seen to be public support of mental health research needs. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (Miami Beach, Florida, May 13, 1976)