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Mental health

Author: Adriane Ruggiero
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series; History of issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book includes an introduction and an anthology of articles examining mental health in early America, the era of mental institutions, changes in the modern mental health-care system, mental health activism, and improvements in care for the mentally ill.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adriane Ruggiero
ISBN: 9780737738445 0737738448
OCLC Number: 144771563
Description: 239 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents --
Foreword --
Introduction --
Chapter One: Mental Health in Early American History --
Preface --
1. Mental Disease in the Colonial Period: An Economic and Social Problem / Gerald N. Grob --
2. Early American speculations about the "distracted" / Mary Ann Jimenez --
3. The medical treatment of mental illness: the work of Benjamin Rush / Robert Whitaker --
4. Dorothea Dix advocates for the humane treatment of the mentally ill / Dorothea Dix --
A president rejects a reformer's plea / Franklin Pierce --
Chapter Two: The Era of Mental Institutions --
Preface --
1. Hospitalization of the mentally ill: the Pennsylvania hospital is founded / Thomas Morton --
Thomas Kirkbride and "Asylum Medicine" / Nancy Tomes --
A memoir of an illness / Clifford Whittingham Beers --
A governor speaks on behalf of the disabled / Franklin D. Roosevelt --
Calling for the reform of the state asylum / Albert Deutsch --
Chapter Three: Revolutionary Changes Lead to the Modern Mental Health-Care System --
Preface --
1. The National Institute of Mental Health is established / National Institute of Mental Health --
2. Psychoactive drugs and their role in the treatment of the severely mentally ill / David Healy --
3. From State mental hospital to psychiatric center / George W. Dowdall --
4. The role of community mental health centers / David Hartley, et al. --
5. The rationale behind deinstitutionalization / Ann B. Johnson --
Chapter 4: Mental Health Activism --
Preface --
1. Regaining one's personhood: a personal account / Jacqueline Peckoff --
2. The U.S. government protects the rights of the mentally ill / United States Congress --
3. Revisiting the case of Alberta Lessard / Dave Umhoefer --
4. A writer looks at mental illness in her community / Bebe Moore Campbell --
Chapter 5. Improving care for the mentally ill --
Preface --
1. A critique of the current mental health system / Gerald N. Grobe --
2. A blueprint for change / E. Fuller Torrey --
3. Gaining insight into lack of insight / Jim Reiser --
4. Treating the medical problems of the mentally ill / Ralph Aquila, et al. --
5. Negotiating the maze of social programs / Richard G. Frank and Sherry A. Glied --
6. Community-based care for the mentally ill needs to be strongly regulated / Patrick Jonsson --
7. Providing mental health care for soldiers in Iraq / Trish Wood --
Chronology --
Organizations to contact --
For further research --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series; History of issues.
Responsibility: Adriane Ruggiero, book editor.
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This book includes an introduction and an anthology of articles examining mental health in early America, the era of mental institutions, changes in the modern mental health-care system, mental health activism, and improvements in care for the mentally ill.

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