Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens

Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens

by E. Fuller Torrey
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ISBN-10:
0393066584
ISBN-13:
9780393066586
Pub. Date:
06/28/2008
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens

A leading expert on mental illness outlines the tragic consequences of deinstitutionalization and sounds the call for reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393066586
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 9.46(w) x 6.32(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: The Origins of a Disaster     1
Death by the Roadside     9
Thirteen Murders to Prevent an Earthquake     24
"The Odds Are Still in Society's Favor"     41
The Killing of Three Devils     69
The Sad Legacy of Ms. Lessard     82
God Does Not Take Medication     111
The Consequences of Unconstrained Civil Liberties: Homeless, Incarcerated, and Victimized     123
The Consequences of Unconstrained Civil Liberties: Violent and Homicidal     140
An Imperative for Change     161
Fixing the System     177
Coda: Death by the Roadside     197
U.S. Studies of the Prevalence of Serious Violence by Psychiatric Patients Living in the Community     209
Studies from Other Countries of Homicides Committed by Individuals with Psychotic Disorders     213
Notes     219
Index     251

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