History, Anthropology and Social Sciences

Assisted Outpatient Treatment

In 2016-19, Center researchers will be conducting an evaluation of a new LA County Department of Mental Health program, Assisted Outpatient Treatment, which is designed to reach out to and engage vulnerable individuals who are in need of but not receiving mental health services.

Our proposal to the County

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Leo Rangell Professorial Endowment

Dr. Leo Rangell (1913-2011) was a leading American psychoanalyst, writer, teacher, and charismatic leader in his field. He championed the insights of Freudian and humanistic psychiatry in an era increasingly dominated by antipsychotic drugs. Rangell authored 450 papers and nine books, taught at UCLA and UCSF for 50 years, and continued to see patients until the last days of his life. In his final book,inThe Road to Unity in Psychoanalytic Theory, Dr.

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History of Public Mental Health Care in California

In the past 50 years, through the initiative and efforts of DMH clinicians and staff, social workers, advocates, family members, and people with mental illness themselves, Los Angeles County has learned how to help those lost in darkness to find their way back to secure and rewarding lives. But what has been done is not yet enough. Here are the stories of what is possible, what has been achieved, and how and why the vision still remains unfulfilled.

In the past 50 years, through the initiative and efforts of DMH clinicians and staff, social workers, advocates, family members, and people with mental illness themselves, Los Angeles County has learned how to help those lost in darkness to find their way back to secure and rewarding lives. But what has been done is not yet enough. Here are the stories of what is possible, what has been achieved, and how and why the vision still remains unfulfilled.

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Center for the Study of the History of Neuropsychopharmacology

The Center for the Study of the History of Neuropsychopharmacology is a unique interdisciplinary project at UCLA. We carry out original research in the history of neuropsychopharmacology, neuroscience, and mental health services, and collect archival documents, oral histories, audio and video recordings, and other materials that document this history. We collaborate with other scholars at UCLA and USC, with the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

The Center for the Study of the History of Neuropsychopharmacology is a unique interdisciplinary project at UCLA. We carry out original research in the history of neuropsychopharmacology, neuroscience, and mental health services, and collect archival documents, oral histories, audio and video recordings, and other materials that document this history. We collaborate with other scholars at UCLA and USC, with the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

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OHHG Archive

We are at a unique moment in history. In the past 50 years, technological, intellectual, social, and cultural developments have transformed human genetics into one of the most respected fields in biomedical science and clinical medicine, one that has revolutionized the ways in which we understand health and disease. At this moment, we have the opportunity to capture the memories and insights of those people who created and advanced this revolution.

We are at a unique moment in history. In the past 50 years, technological, intellectual, social, and cultural developments have transformed human genetics into one of the most respected fields in biomedical science and clinical medicine, one that has revolutionized the ways in which we understand health and disease. At this moment, we have the opportunity to capture the memories and insights of those people who created and advanced this revolution.

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Oral Histories with Neuroscientists

Neuroscientists Nicolas Chalazonitis and Angelique Aravanitaki at work at the Oceanographic Institute in Monaco in the early 1960s.  Read more about their story as told by their daughter, Dr. Alcmene Chalazonitis of Columbia at: http://hssm.semel.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/Alcmene%20Chalazonitis%20Columbia.pdf .

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