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American Psychosis

Author : E. Fuller Torrey
ISBN : 9780199988716
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E. Fuller Torrey's book provides an insider's perspective on the birth of the federal mental health program.

Better But Not Well

Author : Richard G. Frank
ISBN : 9780801889103
Genre : Law
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The past half-century has been marked by major changes in the treatment of mental illness: important advances in understanding mental illnesses, increases in spending on mental health care and support of people with mental illnesses, and the availability of new medications that are easier for the patient to tolerate. Although these changes have made things better for those who have mental illness, they are not quite enough. In Better But Not Well, Richard G. Frank and Sherry A. Glied examine the well-being of people with mental illness in the United States over the past fifty years, addressing issues such as economics, treatment, standards of living, rights, and stigma. Marshaling a range of new empirical evidence, they first argue that people with mental illness—severe and persistent disorders as well as less serious mental health conditions—are faring better today than in the past. Improvements have come about for unheralded and unexpected reasons. Rather than being a result of more effective mental health treatments, progress has come from the growth of private health insurance and of mainstream social programs—such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, housing vouchers, and food stamps—and the development of new treatments that are easier for patients to tolerate and for physicians to manage. The authors remind us that, despite the progress that has been made, this disadvantaged group remains worse off than most others in society. The "mainstreaming" of persons with mental illness has left a policy void, where governmental institutions responsible for meeting the needs of mental health patients lack resources and programmatic authority. To fill this void, Frank and Glied suggest that institutional resources be applied systematically and routinely to examine and address how federal and state programs affect the well-being of people with mental illness. -- Kathleen Brown RN, MSN, PhD

Out Of The Shadows

Author : Edwin Fuller Torrey
ISBN : UOM:39015038162601
Genre : Law
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Proposes a three-phase approach to correcting the problems with the U.S. policies on the mentally ill

Madness In The Streets

Author : Rael Jean Isaac
ISBN : 0029153816
Genre : Community mental health services
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The national enthusiasm for a civil rights approach to all social problems has produced a body of case law that has made it impossible to give medical help to anyone without their consent. A short walk through any community reveals the failure of these policies--sidewalks and parks have become open-air mental wards, but without treatment. Now the authors make a call to action.

The Insanity Offense How America S Failure To Treat The Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens

Author : E. Fuller Torrey
ISBN : 9780393341379
Genre : Medical
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Outlines the down side of deinstitutionalization, tracing how steps taken in the 1960s caused patients with severe psychiatric disorders to be discharged from hospitals and rendered untreatable, in an account that makes recommendations for reform.

Fountain House

Author : Alan Doyle
ISBN : 9780231535991
Genre : Psychology
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Since 1948, people suffering from mental health issues, mental health professionals, and committed volunteers have gathered at Fountain House in New York City to find relief from stigmatization and social alienation. Its “working community” approach has earned the organization vast critical recognition, enabling it to replicate its methods across the world. This volume describes the humanity, social inclusivity, personal empowerment, and perpetual innovation of the Fountain House approach. Evidence-based, cost-effective, and transferable, this model achieves crosscultural results by supporting the principles of personal choice, professional and patient collaboration, and the need to be needed, achieving substantive outcomes in employment, schooling, housing, and general wellness.

Prison Madness

Author : Terry Allen Kupers
ISBN : UOM:39015048950524
Genre : Law
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Documenting the incarceration of thousands of mentally incapacitated individuals, this passionate call for appropriate services and rehabilitation also suggests that a lack of such programs constitutes a real danger to society.

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