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Disquieting Aspects of the Recovery Paradigm

Faith B. Dickerson


Recovery is the new paradigm for mental health care. In this issue of Psychiatric Services, Davidson and colleagues (1) provide an excellent overview of the issues raised by this new paradigm. On the face of it, there is little with which to disagree in the new emphasis on recovery. People are more than their illness symptoms and their diagnoses. Individuals with serious mental illness, like individuals with other severe medical conditions, have an identity and personhood apart from the care th

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Contributed on 04/02/2010

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