Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Making It CrazyAn Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sue Estroff

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780520054516

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520054516.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 17 September 2021



(p.258) Epilogue
Making It Crazy

Sue E. Estroff

University of California Press

This chapter is intended to bring briefly the reader up to date on developments in policy and service systems. It also reports the most significant experiences and resulting shifts in perspective that the author has as an anthropologist working in the roles of administrator, clinician, researcher, and consultant. Homelessness epitomizes the lack of positive social and personal space available to and habitable by impoverished, disabled persons in society. The studies that represent relatively large scale, empirical analyses, and descriptions of severely mentally disabled populations in the U.S. are presented. Research on treatment efficacy and outcome shows that even the more effective treatment techniques for the chronically mentally ill population often do not ameliorate marked long term social and clinical disability, especially among persons diagnosed as schizophrenic. Several studies reveal that tardive dyskinesia is increasing in prevalence, and is associated with depot fluphenazine like many of the clients.

Keywords:   policy, service systems, treatment efficacy, homelessness, mentally ill, clinical disability, tardive dyskinesia, fluphenazine

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.