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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2007
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780737724844 0737724846 9780737724851 0737724854|
|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.|