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Contents Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints Introduction <head n="1">Chapter 1: How Serious a Problem Is Mental Illness? Chapter Preface 1. Mental Illness Is Prevalent in America Paul D. Lawrence 2. The Prevalence of Mental Illness in America Has Been Exaggerated Paul McHugh 3. The Mentally Ill Are Often Denied Access to Effective Medicines Matthew W. Nelson 4. Medicines for Mental Illness Are Over-Prescribed B.K. Eakman Periodical Bibliography <head n="1">Chapter 2: How Should Society Address Mental Illness? Chapter Preface 1. The Mentally Ill Often Need Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Kenneth Richard Fox 2. Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Is Unethical Thomas Szasz 3. Mentally Ill Veterans Need More Effective Psychotherapy Patrice G. W. Norton 4. Psychotherapy May Not Benefit Military Veterans Paula J. Caplan 5. Society Should Recognize Mental Illness as a Source of Creativity Martin Gayford 6. Society Should Not View Mental Illness as a Source of Creativity Peter D. Kramer Periodical Bibliography <head n="1">Chapter 3: What Mental Health Issues Do Youths Face? Chapter Preface 1. Childhood Autism Is a Serious Problem Shari Roan 2. Many Diagnoses of Autism Are False Thomas Sowell 3. Depressed Teens Need Antidepressants Part I: Bernadine P. Healy; Part II: Betsy Bates 4. Antidepressants Can Be Dangerous for Teens Susan Schindehette 5. Government-Sponsored Mental Health Screenings Would Benefit Children Presidents New Freedom Commission on Mental Health 6. Government-Sponsored Mental Health Screenings Would Not Benefit Children Phyllis Schlafly Periodical Bibliography <head n="1">Chapter 4: What Treatments for Mental Illness Are Effective? Chapter Preface 1. Electroconvulsive Therapy Can Be Effective Val Flint 2. The Results of Electroconvulsive Therapy Are Unpredictable Benedict Carey 3. Schizophrenics Can Choose to Cure Themselves Elizabeth A. Richter 4. Schizophrenia Is Rarely Curable Barbara Stewart 5. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Effective Justine Chase Gray 6. Accepting Negative Thoughts May Be More Effective than Cognitive Behavioral Therapy John Cloud Periodical Bibliography For Further Discussion Organizations to Contact Bibliography of Books Index
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Mental illness -- United States.