Table of contents for Mental illness / Mary E. Williams, book editor.

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Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints
<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
Paul McHugh
3. The Mentally Ill Are Often Denied Access to Effective
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
Martin Gayford
6. Society Should Not View Mental Illness as a Source of
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
Presidents New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
6. Government-Sponsored Mental Health Screenings Would Not Benefit
Phyllis Schlafly
Periodical Bibliography
<head n="1">Chapter 4: What Treatments for Mental Illness Are
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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Mental illness.
Mental illness -- United States.
Psychology, Pathological.