Four Decades of Community Mental Health: A Symphony in Four Movements

David L. Cutler, Joseph Bevilacqua, Bentson H. McFarland

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The authors present a detailed chronological discussion of the evolution of community mental health care in the United States with emphasis on the period of the 40 years since the passage of the Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act of October 31, 1963.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-398
Number of pages18
JournalCommunity mental health journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Community mental health centers
  • Funding
  • Mental illness
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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