"Journal of psychiatry is one of the top Open Access journals in Community psychiatry. The journal publishes peer reviewed original research articles; review articles; commentaries on significant articles; synopses of current research highlights; and letters to the editor.
Community mental health services aims to support or treat people with mental disorders in a domiciliary setting, instead of a psychiatric hospital. Community care is the operation of health and social services in settings, which meet patientsâ needs, as far as possible, in their normal physical and personal environments. With the aim to have a set-up of services that joins statutory, voluntary and self-help agencies, that are synchronized with the multidisciplinary teams liaising with primary care, reachable and user-responsive, providing choice, flexibility and liability. Community psychiatry is based on the fact that people with psychiatric problems can be most efficiently helped when links are maintained with family, friends, work colleagues and society in general. As many patients and their relatives prefer psychiatric care to be provided in a community setting, services need to be maintained in such a way that allows most patients to receive treatment near to their homes. With the accessibility of effective psychiatric medication, it is possible to treat most patients with psychiatric illnesses within the community. Only the acutely ill, disturbed or those with risks of violence or suicide need to be hospitalized. They should be discharged back to the community to continue further management once their conditions are stabilized.
OMICS publishes original scientific and specialized articles on all aspects of psychiatry, and related scientific disciplines. Also provides the researchers and young minds descriptions of new experimental methods of neurological importance, or new interpretations of existing result.
Last date updated on May, 2014