Mental Health and Social Policy: Beyond Managed Care Fifth Edition David Mechanic(Rutgers University) Basic Approach: The fifth edition ofMental Health and Social Policytakes a multidisciplinary approach to mental health and social policy. It covers mental health issues and includes important new epidemiological studies, controlled clinical trials, and other investigations that inform the new thrust forevidence-based mental health services. This revision covers cutting-edge new information on disparities in mental health care coverage, pharmaceutical companies and the marketing of drugs, PTSD in the wake of the Iraq war and 9/11,the Surgeon General Report on Mental Health, the Bush New Freedom Commission, and the criminalization of mental illness. New to This Edition: Increased coverage of children and children's services, including hot topics such as autism,the use of psychiatric drugs in children, and concerns about the relationship between drug use and suicide. Coverage of thepharmaceutical industryand the enormous growth of new drugs and increased drug costs, as well as the policy issues surrounding the marketing and regulation of drugs. Racial and ethnic disparitiesin mental heath care, as well as some possible remedies, are now covered. Coverage of thecriminalization of mental illness, including mental health courts and jail diversion programs. New coverage of post-traumatic stress syndrome. Discussion about the ways in whichMedicaidand additional non-national mental health programs are driving the emerging mental health system. Expanded coverage ofviolence and mental illness. Discussion of theupcoming new edition of DSM-Vand the controversy about the criteria used for psychiatric diagnosis ( has it become too inclusive and not credible enough? ) Available withThemes of the Times for Health/Mental Health Care Policya collection of recent articles from the New York Times. Contact your local rep for special value-pack pricing. ________________________________________________________________________ ** MHL ad here **Mechanic, David is the author of 'Mental Health and Social Policy Beyond Managed Care', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205545933 and ISBN 0205545939.