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The Resource American psychosis : how the federal government destroyed the mental illness treatment system, E. Fuller Torrey, MD

American psychosis : how the federal government destroyed the mental illness treatment system, E. Fuller Torrey, MD

Label
American psychosis : how the federal government destroyed the mental illness treatment system
Title
American psychosis
Title remainder
how the federal government destroyed the mental illness treatment system
Statement of responsibility
E. Fuller Torrey, MD
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy 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. Fifty years after Kennedy's speech, the author provides an inside perspective on the birth of the federal mental health program. He draws on his own first-hand account of the creation and launch of the program, extensive research, one-on-one interviews with major figures involved in the legislation, and recently unearthed audiotapes of interviews with major figures involved the legislation. As such, this book provides historical material previously unavailable to the public. He also examines the political maneuverings required to pass the legislation, the Kennedys' involvement in the policy and that of other major players, the responsibility of the state versus the federal government in caring for the mentally ill, and how closing institutions has ultimately resulted not in better care, but in underfunded programs, neglect, and higher rates of community violence. In this book the author presents an account of the history and present day failings of our mental health treatment system. As he argues, it is imperative to understand how we got here in order to move forward towards providing better psychatric care for the most vulnerable. -- From book jacket
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1937-
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Torrey, E. Fuller
Dewey number
  • 362.1968900973
  • 362.2097309045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mentally ill
  • Mentally ill
  • Mental health policy
  • Mental health services
Label
American psychosis : how the federal government destroyed the mental illness treatment system, E. Fuller Torrey, MD
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Joe Kennedy : a man with problems -- Robert Felix : a man with plans -- The birth of the federal mental health program: 1960-1963 -- The short, unhappy life of the federal mental health program: 1964-1970 -- The death of the federal mental health program: 1971-1980 -- The perfect storm: 1981-1999 -- Dimensions of the current disaster: 2000-2013 -- Solutions : what have we learned and what should we do?
Control code
ocn852899172
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 204 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299735156
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852899172
Label
American psychosis : how the federal government destroyed the mental illness treatment system, E. Fuller Torrey, MD
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Joe Kennedy : a man with problems -- Robert Felix : a man with plans -- The birth of the federal mental health program: 1960-1963 -- The short, unhappy life of the federal mental health program: 1964-1970 -- The death of the federal mental health program: 1971-1980 -- The perfect storm: 1981-1999 -- Dimensions of the current disaster: 2000-2013 -- Solutions : what have we learned and what should we do?
Control code
ocn852899172
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 204 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299735156
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852899172

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