Author: Lisa Graas
•10/01/2002 03:59:00 PM
Consumers are unhappy with clinicians' efforts in treating mental illness
Mental health consumers and survivors turned the tables on psychologists attending APA's 1999 Annual Convention, Aug. 20 - 24 in Boston, by analyzing the clinicians, in what was billed as a dialogue on mental illness treatment. Most of the 20 consumers--many psychologists themselves who had suffered schizophrenia or bipolar disorder--accused APA members of showing little interest in those suffering from severe long-term illnesses and of not doing enough to erase the stigma of mental illness at the "Consumers and Psychologists in Dialogue" miniconvention.
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