Out of the Shadows: Confronting America's Mental Illness Crisis / Edition 2

Out of the Shadows: Confronting America's Mental Illness Crisis / Edition 2

by E. Fuller Torrey, Torrey
     
 

"Powerful. . . . The crisis [Torrey] delineates should stir any halfway sensitive human being to anger."—The New York Times Book Review

"Brilliant and remarkably detailed. . . . Dr. Torrey, our clearest and most informed voice for the mentally ill, offers his own insightful plan for a way out . . . of a healthcare scandal that remains one of America's most

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"Powerful. . . . The crisis [Torrey] delineates should stir any halfway sensitive human being to anger."—The New York Times Book Review

"Brilliant and remarkably detailed. . . . Dr. Torrey, our clearest and most informed voice for the mentally ill, offers his own insightful plan for a way out . . . of a healthcare scandal that remains one of America's most enduring shames."—Phil Donahue.

"If President Clinton is looking for a worthy goal to accomplish in his second term, here's one: Rescue the homeless mentally ill. It can be done. . . . Dr. E. Fuller Torrey . . . provides a five-year road map in Out of the Shadows."—New York Daily News.

"An important book . . . timely and very well written."—The New England Journal of Medicine.

"Controversial ideas, forcefully presented."—Kirkus Reviews

"Moving and vivid. . . . Torrey's powerful prescription for change challenges conventional wisdom and political correctness. His searing case examples will haunt the reader."—Laurie Flynn Executive Director National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471245322
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
886,007
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 10.41(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

1People in the Shadows: The Many Faces of Mental Illness1
2Nowhere to Go: Homelessness and Mental Illness13
3Jails and Prisons25
4Walking Time Bombs: Violence and the Mentally Ill43
5Psychiatric Ghettos: Communities and Families61
6Looking Backward: Where We Have Been81
7New Initiatives in Funding91
8From Legal Folly to Common Sense: The Right to Get Well141
9From the Woody Allen Syndrome to Brain Disease167
10Looking Forward: Where We Should Be Going193
AppendixThe Magnitude of Deinstitutionalization205
References209
Index237

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