Madness and Social Change
Madness and Social Change: Autobiography of the Brazilian Psychiatric Reform
English | 2022 | ISBN: 3031133749 | 100 Pages | PDF (True) | 2 MB
In this book, the history of the Brazilian Psychiatric Reform is told by one of its main protagonists. In the early 1980s, there were about 80 thousand people admitted to psychiatric hospitals in Brazil, with average lengths of hospital stay of approximately 25 years. The psychiatric reform process that took place in the country was responsible for closing more than 60 thousand beds in mental asylums, most of them characterized by conditions of violence and abandonment.