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Mental Illness

ISBN-10: 0737729481

ISBN-13: 9780737729481

Edition: 2007

Authors: Mary E. Williams

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Editor Mary E. Williams has compiled several fascinating essays that debate various issues regard mental illness. Across four chapters, readers will evaluate whether mental illness is a serious problem, how society should address it, how it impacts the young, and what treatments are effective. Are the mentally ill denied access to medicines? Is involuntary psychiatric treatment unethical? Do depressed teens need antidepressants? The answers to these questions and many more are found within this book.
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Book details

List price: $33.80
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 12/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Introduction
How Serious a Problem Is Mental Illness?
Chapter Preface
Mental Illness Is Prevalent in America
The Prevalence of Mental Illness in America Has Been Exaggerated
The Mentally Ill Are Often Denied Access to Effective Medicines
Medicines for Mental Illness Are Overprescribed
Periodical Bibliography
How Should Society Address Mental Illness?
Chapter Preface
The Mentally Ill Often Need Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment
Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Is Unethical
Mentally Ill Veterans Need More Effective Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy May Not Benefit Military Veterans
Society Should Recognize Mental Illness as a Source of Creativity
Society Should Not View Mental Illness as a Source of Creativity
Periodical Bibliography
What Mental Health Issues Do Youths Face?
Chapter Preface
Childhood Autism Is a Serious Problem
Many Diagnoses of Autism Are False
Depressed Teens Need Antidepressants
Antidepressants Can Be Dangerous for Teens
Government-Sponsored Mental Health Screenings Would Benefit Children: President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
Government-Sponsored Mental Health Screenings Would Not Benefit Children
Periodical Bibliography
What Treatments for Mental Illness Are Effective?
Chapter Preface
Electroconvulsive Therapy Can Be Effective
The Results of Electroconvulsive Therapy Are Unpredictable
Schizophrenics Can Choose to Cure Themselves
Schizophrenics Cannot Choose to Cure Themselves
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Effective
Accepting Negative Thoughts May Be More Effective than Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Periodical Bibliography
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books
Index