Across the world, cities are becoming larger, as populations drift from the country into urban areas. At the same time, the mentally ill are leaving the mental hospitals and new forms of care are being found in the community. The best ways in which services for the mentally ill can be organized in the community is still a matter for debate, and as cities become larger problems may become greater.; This text compares mental health services in London with those in Amsterdam, Baltimore, Bangalore, Copenhagen, Kobe, Madison, Porto Alegre, Sydney, Teheran and Verona. It describes arrangements that work in practice, and includes some of the ideas and practices in mental health services.
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E. Byers, J. Neuberger, Introduction: Mental Health in Our Future Cities. N. Sartorius, Nearly Forgotten: The Mental Health Needs of an Urbanised Planet. G. Thornicroft, D. Goldberg, London's Mental Health Services. A. Schene, E. Hoffman, A. Goethals, Mental Health in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. S.T. Baron, D. Agus, F. Osher, D. Brown, The City of Baltimore, USA: The Baltimore Experience. S. Murthy, The City of Bangalore, India. M. Kastrup, Mental Health in the City of Copenhagen, Denmark. N. Shinfuku, S. Sugawara, T. Yanaka, M. Kimura, Mental Health in the City of Kobe, Japan. D. LeCount, The City of Madison, USA: The Madison Model, Keeping the Focus of Treatment in the Community. D. Ballester, A. Tietzman, A. Geidel, P. Zillmer, M. Fischer, M. Dias, E. Busnello, City of Porto Alegre, Brazil: The Brazilian Concept of Quality of Life. G. Andrews, C. Issakidis, Mental Health Services in Sydney, Australia. A. Mohit, Mental Health in Tehran in the Context of the National Mental Health Programme of Iran. M. Tansella, F. Amaddeo, L. Burti, N. Garzotto, M. Ruggeri, Community-Based Mental Health Care in Verona, Italy. D. Goldberg, G. Thornicroft, Themes from the Workshop. D. Goldberg, G. Thornicroft, Overview and Emerging Themes.