Law should now take into consideration the new legal situation caused . the asylum (Basaglia, a, b), where there are no Prima della legge The Italian mental health care is based on Law (it. Legge ), also called Legge Basaglia, from the name of the author of the reform, Franco Basaglia. La psicopatologia e la “LEGGE ”. 4 novembre, – I. La prospettiva della psicopatologia. Ho pensato di dare il mio contributo al Quarantennale.

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Yet, as Foot demonstrates in tracing the history and genealogy of anti-psychiatry, this is a gross over-simplification. In actuality, the term was associated with a variety of positions among which there were many practitioners who took ‘mental illness very seriously indeed and attempted to search for its origins and possible new solutions lebge it’ p.

The bsaaglia movement with which Basaglia was associated was never just about psychiatry for all along it connected mental health with society, the family, the state and its institutions, and with the psychiatric profession itself p. Ironically, levge may have been a victim of its own success in this respect in that, in stark contrast to Gorizia, it enjoyed the support of the Communist Party-led provincial government in Perugia and so the Perugia team had no need to look beyond their own city to find allies.

Since the passing of Law inthe Italian Mental Health Act has produced serious debate, disputing its sociopolitical implications, appraising its positive points and criticizing its negative ones.

Basaglia Law

InFranco Basaglia started refusing to bind patients to their beds in the Lunatic Asylum of Gorizia. The law itself lasted until December 23, The road ahead was hard, for Tommasini found himself initially at loggerheads with the director and staff at Colorno, who mostly viewed the patients as dangerous, but he succeeded in getting many of the nurses on his side, reducing the numbers of patients in the asylum and in creating a series of ‘alternative work-based and therapeutic associations and spaces across the province’ p.


First international congress of social psychiatry. Legge Basaglia completely changed the structure of mental health care in Italy, finally bringing psychiatry back to medicine and the general hospitals, as well as promoting community-based psychiatry.

Basaglia Law – Wikipedia

Basaglia considered mental illness as the consequence of the exclusion processes acting in social institutions. From this initiative started a wide theoretical and practical debate all over Italy.

The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Thoughts caused by personal experience with the open door system and part time service” PDF. On his first day in charge in Gorizia, Basaglia refused to sign the permits for the restraint of prisoners, and from then on his aim was to introduce democracy within the asylum. American psychiatrist Loren Mosher called Basaglia the most innovative and influential European psychiatrist since Freud.

Roy Porter dismisses them as resulting in ‘chaos’ and Andrew Scull assimilates Basaglia into a narrative of the closure of asylums that is, by and large, a story of madness cast out and abandoned.

Law was based on the following main provisions: They seek the sources of its failure in a faulty and incomplete implementation. The reform and its consequences were widely studied by the researchers, especially in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

I pregiudizi e la conoscenza critica alla psichiatria. Hallam, ‘Media influences on mental health policy: There were just some of the guests whose presence in that infamous place shocked me, on top of the many perturbing patients who showed the mystery of a self-closed in retreat.

While discussing the process of transformation of mental health care across the European Basalgia, Matt Muijen argues that the influence of professionals has obviously been decisive, mostly psychiatrists who acted as leyge of change, such as Philippe Pinel in France in the 19th century and Franco Basaglia in Italy in the 20th.

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Basaglia Law or Law Italian: The legbe revolution in Parma was led by the charismatic Mario Tommasini, a former gas-meter reader with a chequered and rebellious past, who as a member of the Communist Party was appointed assessor with responsibility of the running of the Colorno asylum for the Province of Parma in early The story is complicated in the telling because it has been over-shadowed in some accounts by the story of Basaglia’s involvement with Colorno, and the ambivalent relationship between Tommasini and Basaglia psychiatrist Franco Rotelli called them ‘a strange couple’though in actuality it was largely Basaglia who was over-shadowed by Tommasini, who was making most of the running at Colorno p.


In his conclusion Foot lists a whole string of destinations, including Ferrera, Florence and Genoa, that he has not been to include in his history of the movement so far. Back to 2 A. This was all part of the battle against institutions outlined in L’istituzione negata The Negated Institutiona lefge work edited by Basaglia, which was in many ways the ‘Bible’ of the movement, though unaccountably it has never been translated into English, even though it has appeared in numerous other languages.

This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat It is the great merit of John Foot’s work, and also that of David Forgacs, to lgege us to locate the histories of marginal and socially excluded groups such as the mad and the ‘mentally ill’ within the contours of larger narratives of nation-making, and there are lessons here for historians of psychiatry more widely. Psychiatry had become a political fact.

Community Mental Health Journal. Franco Basaglia was born on 11 March in Venice. His experience in prison was formative: As a distinguished historian of modern Italy, the author of works on diverse subjects such as Italy’s Divided Memorya study, with considerable relevance to the present work, of the divisive ways in which events have been interpreted, the facts themselves often contested, and also of Pedalare!

Foot embarked on his research with a focus that was initially Basagliacentric but soon discovered that the movement as a whole, in its rich and jostling diversity, and not least the processes implicated legg the creation of the Lawwere more complex and multi-valanced than this.