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Changing Approaches to Mental Healthcare in the Caribbean Conferences on Mental Health

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posted on 08.02.2021, 09:34 by Deborah Toner, Clare Anderson, Shammane Joseph Jackson
This paper examines discussions among physicians, psychologists, public health officials, religious leaders and others who participated in the Caribbean Conferences on Mental Health between 1957 and 1969. Their discussions demonstrate major changes in the understanding of causes, definitions and appropriate treatments of mental health conditions, compared to the late nineteenth century, which saw a wave of major reforms to the management of mental illness in public asylums. Although major shifts in professional understandings of mental health were evident in the mid-twentieth century, the Caribbean Conferences on Mental Health reveal that the problems hindering the implementation of these new approaches were largely similar to those that Guyana and other Caribbean countries continue to face today.

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LIAS Working Paper Series, 4, 2021.DOI: https://doi.org/10.29311/lwps.202143756

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School of History, Politics and International Relations

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VoR (Version of Record)

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LIAS Working Paper Series

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University of Leicester Open Journals

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2516-4783

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2021

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04/01/2021

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en

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