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Mental Illness

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Every day, newspapers and television news programs present stories on the latest controversies over healthcare and medical advances, but they do not have the space to provide detailed background on the issues. Websites and weblogs provide information from activists and partisans intent on presenting their side of a story. But where can students - or even ordinary citizens - go to obtain unbiased, detailed background on the medical issues affecting their daily lives? This volume in the Health and Medical Issues Today series provides readers and researchers a balanced, in-depth introduction to the medical, scientific, legal, and cultural issues surrounding mental health and its import in today's world of healthcare.



This volume in the Health and Medical Issues Today series provides everything a student requires to understand the issues involved in mental health and provides a springboard for further research into the issue.


Mental Illness is organized to provide researchers with easy access to the information they need:

; Section 1 provides overview chapters on the background information needed to intelligently understand the issues and controversies surrounding mental health, such as the history of mental health issues and standard diagnostic criteria

; Section 2 offers capsule examinations of the contemporary issues and debates that provoke the most heated disagreements and misunderstandings, such as debates over whether mental illness is actually a disease, and the use of medications to treat the problem

; Section 3 includes reference material on mental health, including primary source documents from important players in debates over mental health, a timeline of important events, and an annotated bibliography of useful print and electronic resources.

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Innholdsfortegnelse














































































Series Forewordvii
Prefaceix
Introductionxi




Section One Background of Mental Illness





What Is Mental Illness?

3(20)




Mental Illnesses: Diagnosis and Description

23(26)




Treatment Approaches to Mental Illness

49(20)




Scientific Discoveries and Advances: Twentieth-Century Developments

69(20)




Section Two Controversies and Issues Surrounding Mental Illness





Validity of the Biomedical Model of Mental Illness: Does Mental Illness Exist?

89(10)




Political Acts and Legal Issues: Protection or Discrimination?

99(22)




Treatment: When Does It Help? When Does It Hurt?

121(24)




Insurance: Who Pays and at What Price?

145(72)




Section Three References and Resources





Annotated Primary Documents

161(28)




Mental Illness Timeline

189(6)




Glossary

195(6)




Further Reading

201(16)
Index217

Om forfatteren

An introduction to issues and controversies surrounding mental health in contemporary health care.Marie L. Thompson is a writer and editor specializing in medical topics for reference works and medical journals.