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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737729481
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 12/8/2006
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 244
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?     11
Introduction     14
How Serious a Problem Is Mental Illness?
Chapter Preface     18
Mental Illness Is Prevalent in America   Paul D. Lawrence     20
The Prevalence of Mental Illness in America Has Been Exaggerated   Paul McHugh     26
The Mentally Ill Are Often Denied Access to Effective Medicines   Matthew W. Nelson     33
Medicines for Mental Illness Are Overprescribed   B.K. Eakman     39
Periodical Bibliography     46
How Should Society Address Mental Illness?
Chapter Preface     48
The Mentally Ill Often Need Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment   Kenneth Richard Fox     50
Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Is Unethical   Thomas Szasz     60
Mentally Ill Veterans Need More Effective Psychotherapy   Patrice G.W. Norton     71
Psychotherapy May Not Benefit Military Veterans   Paula J. Caplan     76
Society Should Recognize Mental Illness as a Source of Creativity   Martin Gayford     82
Society Should Not View Mental Illness as a Source of Creativity   Peter D. Kramer     93
Periodical Bibliography     108
What Mental Health Issues Do YouthsFace?
Chapter Preface     110
Childhood Autism Is a Serious Problem   Shari Roan     112
Many Diagnoses of Autism Are False   Thomas Sowell     122
Depressed Teens Need Antidepressants   Bernadine P. Healy   Betsy Bates     127
Antidepressants Can Be Dangerous for Teens   Susan Schindehette     134
Government-Sponsored Mental Health Screenings Would Benefit Children: President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health     142
Government-Sponsored Mental Health Screenings Would Not Benefit Children   Phyllis Schlafly     152
Periodical Bibliography     162
What Treatments for Mental Illness Are Effective?
Chapter Preface     164
Electroconvulsive Therapy Can Be Effective   Val Flint     166
The Results of Electroconvulsive Therapy Are Unpredictable   Benedict Carey     174
Schizophrenics Can Choose to Cure Themselves   Elizabeth A. Richter     182
Schizophrenics Cannot Choose to Cure Themselves   Sharon Begley     187
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Effective   Justine Chase Gray     195
Accepting Negative Thoughts May Be More Effective than Cognitive Behavioral Therapy   John Cloud     205
Periodical Bibliography     215
For Further Discussion     216
Organizations to Contact     218
Bibliography of Books     223
Index     227
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