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Social networks and service utilisation in patients with severe mental illness

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 July 2014

Thomas Becker
PRiSM and Section of Community Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF, UK
Maya Albert
PRiSM and Section of Community Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF, UK
Matthias C. Angermeyer
PRiSM and Section of Community Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF, UK
Graham Thornicroft
PRiSM and Section of Community Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF, UK
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In a seminal study, Elizabeth Bott (1957) investigated relationships between family roles and social networks in a small group of families in London. The author was an anthropologist, and the field of social network research, in psychiatry, has received major input from methods of social anthropology. Tolsdorf (1976) investigated social networks of patients with schizophrenia. Since then, many studies have focused different aspects of social networks and social support in patients with psychotic disorders.

Section B: From Service Description to Service Evaluation
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