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Highlights the value of controversy by using a debate format to present both sides of numerous controversial issues in mental health. Consists of 19 debates written especially for this volume by experts in the field. The topics were selected to cover a wide range of professional interests in the field of mental health and are grouped into five sections: identifying mental disorders, understanding mental disorders, treating mental disorders, interprofessional issues, and policy issues. Designed as a supplementary text for graduate and undergraduate courses in mental health or for social work practicum/seminars.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205146758
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/17/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface, Eileen Gambrill.

Introduction, S. A. Kirk & S. D. Einbinder.

I. Debates about Identifying Mental Disorders.

1. Is the Concept of Mental Disorder Culturally Relative?

Yes:, Laurence J. Kirmayer.

No:, Jerome C. Wakefield.

2. Are Personality Disorders Gender Biased?

Yes:, Lenore E. A. Walker.

No:, Thomas A. Widiger, Elizabeth Corbitt & Miriam Funtowicz.

3. Can Personalities Be Disordered?

Yes:, Roger D. Davis & Theodore Millon.

No:, Mark A. Mattaini.

4. Should Human Diagnosticians Be Replaced by Automated Diagnostic Systems?

Yes:, James G. Mazouea.

No:, Randolph A. Miller.

II. Debates about Understanding Mental Disorders.

5. Is Primary Prevention the Best Use of Funds Allocated for Mental Health Intervention?

Yes:, George W. Albee & Kimberly D. Ryan-Finn.

No:, Jack G. Wiggins, Jr.

6. Is Mental Illness a Cause of Homelessness?

Yes:, Irwin Garfinkel.

No:, James D. Wright.

7. Is the Emphasis on Genetics Distorting Our Approaches to Mental Disorders?

Yes:, Jill Littrell.

No:, Rita Beck Black.

III. Debates about Treating Mental Disorders.

8. Is Psychoanalytic Therapy Relevant for Public Mental Health Programs?

Yes:, Carl C. Bell.

No:, Bruce A. Thyer.

9. Should ECT Be Prohibited?

Yes:, Leonard Roy Frank.

No:, Susan L. McNeill & Andrea Ivanoff.

10. Should the Use of Neuroleptics Be Severely Limited?

Yes:, Peter R. Breggin.

No:, Steven A. Mitchell.

IV. Debates about Interprofessional Issues.

11. Is the Remedicalization of Psychiatry Good for the Mental Health Field?

Yes:, Robert O. Pasnau.

No:, David A. Levy.

12. Should Non-Physician Mental Health Professionals Be Allowed to Prescribe Medicine?

Yes:, Patrick H. DeLeon.

No:, Ronald W. Pies.

13. Are There Sufficient Foundations for Mental Health Experts to Testify in Court?

Yes:, Stanley L. Brodsky.

No:, David Faust.

14. Do Mental Health Professionals Basically Offer Clients the Same Service?

Yes:, Shirley Cooper.

No:, Carol H. Meyer.

V. Debates about Policy Issues.

15. Has Deinstitutionalization Failed?

Yes:, Ann Braden Johnson.

No:, Richard C. Surles.

16. Does the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Represent the Needs of All Families with Psychiatric Patients?

Yes:, Dale L. Johnson.

No:, Rae Unzicker.

17. Is Managed Care Good for Mental Health Clients?

Yes:, Kevin Corcoran.

No:, Carol A. Bernstein.

18. Should It Be Easier to Commit People Involuntarily to Treatment?

Yes:, Marvin S. Swartz and Thomas E. Sibert.

No:, Loren R. Mosher.

19. Have Mental Health Professionals Abandoned the Chronically Mentally Ill?

Yes:, Mary H. Castankuela.

No:, Vikki L. Vandiver.

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