Monday, April 28, 2008

Empowerment model of recovery

Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, a person who has recovered from mental illness and become a psychiatrist, believes in the empowerment model of recovery, where "full recovery" is potential in everyone.

Fisher says, "One is capable of recovering from the mental illness itself, not merely regaining functioning while remaining mentally ill." He believes that entitlement programs should become more fluid, based on the capacity of the individual at the time.

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