The Israeli model of the "district psychiatrist"--a fifty-year perspective. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract: This article is about the role of the Israeli District Psychiatrist (DP), and explains how the DP came into being. The content is based upon documentation and the personal experience of the first author (MK) and reflects the views of both authors. The establishment of the DP model is deeply rooted in the history of mental health services in Israel. The authors illuminate philosophies and actual events leading to legislation of mental health laws, upon which the authority of the DP is based. The current laws broaden the scope of …

publication date

  • January 1, 2006