In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, bioethicists at the University of Pennsylvania addressed this crisis of mental health care in the U.S. and proposed re-creating the long-term hospitalization through public hospitals – or more controversially phrased, “bringing back asylums” (see Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care – Bring Back the Asylum).

This month we asked OPEN MINDS Advisory Board members, Bob Dunbar and George Braunstein, to weigh in on this proposition as a viable solution for the health and . . .

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