DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 132 550 books.
Search: 


📙 American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System by E. Fuller Torrey — free download


In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered an historic speech on mental illness and retardation. He described sweeping new programs to replace "the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions" with treatment in community mental health centers. This movement, later referred to as "deinstitutionalization," continues to impact mental health care. Though he never publicly acknowledged it, the program was a tribute to Kennedy's sister Rosemary, who was born mildly retarded and developed a schizophrenia-like illness. Terrified she'd become pregnant, Joseph Kennedy arranged for his daughter to receive a lobotomy, which was a disaster and left her severely retarded.

Fifty years after Kennedy's speech, E. Fuller Torrey's book provides an inside perspective on the birth of the federal mental health program. On staff at the National Institute of Mental Health when the program was being developed and implemented, Torrey draws on his own first-hand account of the creation and launch of the program, extensive research, one-on-one interviews with people involved, and recently unearthed audiotapes of interviews with major figures involved in the legislation. As such, this book provides historical material previously unavailable to the public. Torrey examines the Kennedys' involvement in the policy, the role of major players, the responsibility of the state versus the federal government in caring for the mentally ill, the political maneuverings required to pass the legislation, and how closing institutions resulted not in better care - as was the aim - but in underfunded programs, neglect, and higher rates of community violence. Many now wonder why public mental illness services are so ineffective. At least one-third of the homeless are seriously mentally ill, jails and prisons are grossly overcrowded, largely because the seriously mentally ill constitute 20 percent of prisoners, and public facilities are overrun by untreated individuals. As Torrey argues, it is imperative to understand how we got here in order to move forward towards providing better care for the most vulnerable.

About book:

About file:

  • File size: 2 896 801
  • Format: epub


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System
American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System free epub by E. Fuller Torrey

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered an historic speech on mental illness and retardation. He described sweeping new programs to replace "the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions" with treatment ...

Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A-to-Z Guide
Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A-to-Z Guide free download by Andrew T. Scull

Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A to Z Guide looks at recent reports that suggest an astonishing rise in mental illness and considers such questions as: Are there truly more mentally ill people now or are there just more people being diagnosed an...

Worlds of the mentally ill: how deinstitutionalization works in the city
Worlds of the mentally ill: how deinstitutionalization works in the city free download by Dan A. Lewis

Lewis offers a radically different perspective on care of the mentally ill now that these patients are no longer isolated from society.This book is based on a series of interviews conducted with 313 Chicago area patients released from four different state...

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music
How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music free epub by Elijah Wald

"There are no definitive histories," writes Elijah Wald, in this provocative reassessment of American popular music, "because the past keeps looking different as the present changes." Earlier musical styles sound different to us today because we hear them...

Extraordinary conditions : culture and experience in mental illness
Extraordinary conditions : culture and experience in mental illness free download by Jenkins, Janis H

With a fine-tuned ethnographic sensibility, Janis H. Jenkins explores the lived experience of psychosis, trauma, and depression among people of diverse cultural orientations, revealing how mental illness engages fundamental human processes of self, desire...

Refusing care : forced treatment and the rights of the mentally ill
Refusing care : forced treatment and the rights of the mentally ill download pdf by Saks, Elyn R

It has been said that how a society treats its least well-off members speaks volumes about its humanity. If so, our treatment of the mentally ill suggests that American society is inhumane: swinging between overintervention and utter neglect, we sometimes...

What is mental illness?
What is mental illness? free download by McNally, Richard J

According to a major health survey, nearly half of all Americans have been mentally ill at some point in their lives—more than a quarter in the last year. Can this be true? What exactly does it mean, anyway? What’s a disorder, and what’s just a struggle ...

The Chronically Mentally Ill: Research and Services
The Chronically Mentally Ill: Research and Services epub download by John A. Talbott (auth.), Moshen Mirabi M.D., Lore Feldman (eds.)

The topic of chronic mental illness has been much discussed, but there is still no widely accepted strategy of intervention for patients suffering from disorders of this kind. These patients have received little attention until recently, because they are ...

Mental illness in popular media : essays on the representation of disorders
Mental illness in popular media : essays on the representation of disorders free pdf by Lawrence C. Rubin, Lawrence C. Rubin

Whether in movies, cartoons, commercials, or even fast food marketing, psychology and mental illness remain pervasive in popular culture. In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of fields explore representations of mental illness and disab...

Introduction a la Topologie
Introduction a la Topologie epub download by Nier F., Iftimie D.

Ce cours de topologie a été dispensé en licence à l'Université de Rennes 1 de 1999 à 2002. Toutes les structures permettant de parler de limite et de continuité sont d'abord dégagées, puis l'utilité de la compacité pour ramener des problèmes de complexité...

Introducing Reason 4
Introducing Reason 4 download pdf by Cliff Truesdell

Electronic musicians, rockers, rappers, and regular folks use Reason virtual studio software to create and self-record studio-quality music on PCs and Macs. This book shows you how to harness all the tools of this popular package to produce your own profe...

  Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology
Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology epub download by Paul J. Achtemeier, Joel B. Green, Marianne Meye Thompson

Introducing the New Testament is an outstanding new guide to the literature and theology of the New Testament. Wonderfully readable, eminently teachable, and well supplied with maps, sidebars, photographs, and bibliographies, Introducing the New Testam...

Introduction to addictive behaviors
Introduction to addictive behaviors epub download by PhD Dennis L. Thombs PhD FAAHB

Now in a revised and expanded third edition, this widely adopted text offers a balanced review of major contemporary perspectives on substance abuse and addiction. Thoroughly updated chapters address disease models; psychoanalytic, conditioning, cognitive...

Introducing Management, : A Development Guide
Introducing Management, : A Development Guide epub download by Kate Williams

Now fully revised and in its third edition, this comprehensive best-selling text, Introducing Management: A Development Guide, explains the principles and practice of management and is ideal for both new and existing managers to assist them in their role....

Introducing Romanticism
Introducing Romanticism free pdf by Duncan Heath, Judy Boreham

Gives readers an accessible overview of the many interlocking strands of the movement, focusing on the leading figures in Britain, Germany, France, America, Italy and Russia....

Introducing .NET 4.0: with Visual Studio 2010 (Expert's Voice in .NET)
Introducing .NET 4.0: with Visual Studio 2010 (Expert's Voice in .NET) free download by Alex Mackey

Part release notes, part marketing materials, and padded with excerpts from Microsoft and the blogosphere. I don't consider this an "Introduction", at least not in the technical sense. The book does do a nice job of surveying the various technologies av...

  Introducing Meteorology: A Guide to Weather
Introducing Meteorology: A Guide to Weather free epub by Jon Shonk

In many parts of the world, the weather forms a daily topic of conversation. In other parts, the weather hardly changes from one week to the next. However, human life is governed by the weather, which affects much of our activity, from farming to fishing ...

Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Introducing Maven
Introducing Maven pdf free by Balaji Varanasi, Sudha Belida (auth.)

Introducing Maven is your quick start-up primer guide on Maven. This fully packed mini-book includes the new features and enhancements found in the latest version of Maven. In this short 100-page book, you'll learn all about Maven and how to set it up to ...