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Out of the Shadows: Confronting America's…

Out of the Shadows: Confronting America's Mental Illness Crisis

by E. Fuller Torrey

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"Depression: out of the Shadows tells the dramatic stories of people of different ages, from diverse backgrounds, who live with various forms of depression. Leading mental health experts highlight the latest scientific research and innovative treatments, offering greater understanding and hope for the millions of people living with this complex, but treatable, disease." From container.… (more)

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E. Fuller Torrey excoriates the way the mentally ill are treated in this country. His polemic against the concept of "deinstitutionalization" takes us on a grim tour of the lives led by the mentally ill: untreated, homeless, jobless, and helpless against street violence. Torrey argues that the criteria for involuntary commitment should include the need for treatment.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:05 -0400)

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