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Breakdown: A Clinician's Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry

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When hospitals release seriously mentally ill patients too soon without outpatient follow-up, the patients can end up homeless, jailed, harming others, or even dead. When patients are deemed suitable for inpatient care, they can languish for weeks in hospital emergency departments before placements become available. Meanwhile, patients who fake the need for care are smooth ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published October 6th 2018 by Lynn Nanos
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Rose Joyce
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a very interesting , well written book . The author , who has been a social worker for many years has very definite ideas on how to fix a broken system . Her vignettes about her troubled patients and their families were written with great sensitivity.
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Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My Review of BREAKDOWN: A CLINICIAN’S EXPERIENCE IN A BROKEN SYSTEM OF EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRY by Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Lynn Nanos is going to be presented outside of my typical review style. To begin, I am going to write a personal note of accolades to the author:

Lynn, There is no one that can read your book BREAKDOWN and not give this book a 5 Star Review, as well as applaud your knowledge and efforts from your experience, and the factual statistics and vignettes you provi
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This a very good book that outlines the problems and offers solutions to the American system of mental health care - in about every area that there is - from intake to long term help, programs, laws, and more. It references many types of patients - people who are bipolar, schizophrenic, and more. It references lots of great sources and outlines not only the problems (from a first-hand view) but also the best solutions to the processes at all levels.
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Breakdown includes fifteen testimonials from well-known professionals, including attorneys, psychiatrists, authors, and professors! Every review of it on Amazon is a 5-star!

Lynn Nanos is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in her eleventh year as a full-time mobile emergency psychiatric clinician in Massachusetts. After graduating from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Soc
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