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Mental health

Author: Ann Quigley
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2007.
Series: Current controversies.
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Essays debate the problems relating to mental illness, discussing such topics as the seriousness of mental health problems, the use of drugs and alternative therapies in treatment, and societal views on the mentally ill.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mental health.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)894932987
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Quigley
ISBN: 9780737724844 0737724846 9780737724851 0737724854
OCLC Number: 122309481
Description: 224 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Is mental illness a serious problem in the United States? Overview : the battle to define mental illness / Benedict Carey ; Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious problem for Iraq War veterans / William M. Welch ; Depression takes a serious toll on physical as well as mental health / Marianne Szegedy-Maszak ; Teen mental illness is a serious problem / Jeff Q. Bostic and Michael Craig Miller ; Mental illness is overestimated in America / Paul McHugh ; Mental illness is too broadly defined / Ashley Pettus ; Drug makers find new markets by publicizing "hidden" of mental illness / Brendan I. Koerner --
Are drugs the best way to treat mental illness? A combination of drugs and therapy can help treat ADHD / Linda Bren ; Antidepressants can help treat childhood depression / National Institute of Mental Health ; Drug treatment for mental illness may alter children's brains / Alison Motluk ; Antidepressants can increase suicide risk / David Stipp --
What are alternative treatments for mental illness? Exercise provides benefits for the mentally ill / Abby Ellin ; Cognitive therapy is effective at treating depression / The Economist ; Neurofeedback training can help treat mental disorders / Jody Jaffe ; Omega-3 fatty acids may help heal mental disorders / David Servan-Schreiber --
How should society respond to the mentally ill? The stigma of mental illness must be overcome / Kay Redfield Jamison ; Involuntary commitment is essential ; Involuntary commitment is unconstitutional / Beth Haroules ; The insanity defense is a legitimate legal approach / Mental Health America ; The insanity defense is an unacceptable legal approach / Deroy Murdock ; The juvenile mental health system does not work / Sam Rosenfeld ; The managed care approach to health care blocks access to mental health treatment / Samuel E. Menaged ; Screening helps prevent teen suicide / Ellie Ashford ; Mental illness screening for teenagers benefits drug companies alone / Evelyn Pringle.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Ann Quigley, book editor.
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Essays debate the problems relating to mental illness, discussing such topics as the seriousness of mental health problems, the use of drugs and alternative therapies in treatment, and societal views on the mentally ill.

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