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Mental health in America : a reference handbook
Kemp, Donna R., 1945-
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Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [2007]

Physical Description:
xiv, 315 pages ; 24 cm.
Mental Health in America: A Reference Handbook examines the evolution of mental health policy in America from the almshouses of colonial times and the dawn of psychoanalysis in the early 1900s to the community mental health revolution in the 1960s and the insurance problems plaguing the field today. Addressing such conditions as Alzheimerʼs disease, schizophrenia, anxiety, dementia, bipolar disorder, suicide and depression, this work explores the changing definitions and explanations of mental illness and provides detailed analyses of treatments and their effects, including electroshock therapy, lobotomy, and psychotropic drugs. Readers will meet such key players as Horace Mann, who called for the insane to be made wards of the state, and assemblywoman Helen Thomson, an involuntary-treatment advocate referred to by her opponents as ʺNurse Ratchett.ʺ

Also includes information on Covington v. Harris, Dixon v. Attorney General, Wyatt v. Stickney (Wyatt v. Aderholt, Wyatt v. Hardin), State ex rel. Hawks v. Lazaro, Schneider v. Rodeck, Jobes v. Michigan Department of Mental Health, Lessard v. Schmidt, Bartley v. Kremens, J.L. and J.R. v. Parham, Addington v. Texas, Parham v. J.R., Nelson v. Superintendent of Bridgewater State Hospital, Jackson v. Indiana, State ex rel. Matalik v. Schubert, State ex rel. Haskins v. County Court of Dodge County, State ex rel. Miller v. Jenkins, Rouse v. Cameron, Burnham v. Department of Public Health of the State of Georgia, Donaldson v. OʼConnor, Schloendorff v. Society of New York Hospital, Rivers v. Katz, etc.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY -- The United States in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries -- The Twentieth Century -- Mental Health Policy -- THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PROBLEMS, CONTROVERSIES AND SOLUTIONS -- Defining Mental Illness -- Mental Disabilities -- Who Are the Mentally Ill? -- Treatment -- Research and Prevention -- Consumer Choice and Involuntary Treatment -- Funding -- Parity -- Managed Care -- Integration and Linking with Primary Care -- When the System Fails -- Grading the States 2006 -- An Ideal System -- WORLDWIDE PERSPECTIVE -- The Global Burden of Mental Disorders -- Mental Health Policy and Practice -- Financing and Human Resources -- CHRONOLOGY -- BIOGRAPHIES: Karl Abraham, Nathan W. Ackerman, Alfred Adler, Franz Gabriel Alexander, Gregory Bateson, Clifford W. Beers, Eric Berne, Eugene B. Brody, George W. Bush, Rosalyn Carter, Jean Martin Charcot, Bill Clinton, Albert Deutsch, Albert Ellis, Erik Homburger Erikson, Anna Freud, Sigmund Freud, Erich Fromm, William Glasser, Erving Goffman, Mike Gorman, Carl Gustav Jung, John F. Kennedy, R. D. Laing, Abraham Harold Maslow, David Mechanic, Fritz Perls, Otto Rank, Ronal Reagan, B. F. Skinner, Thomas Szasz, E. Fuller Torrey, -- FACTS AND STATISTICS -- Federal Agencies and Mental Health Data Collections -- Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) -- Mental Health State Statistics -- Healthy People 2010 -- National Institute of Mental Health -- The Impact of Mental Illness on Society -- Mental Disorders in America -- Suicide Facts and Statistics -- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services -- Nonprofit Organizations and Mental Health Statistics

-- DOCUMENTS, REPORTS AND NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS -- Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America 2003 -- Epidemiological Studies: Epidemiological Catchment Area (ECA) Study 1980-1985, National Co-Morbidity Study 1990-1992, and NCS-Replication Released 2005 -- Free to Choose: Transforming Behavioral Health Care to Self-Direction: Report of the 2004 Consumer Direction Initiative Summit -- Global Burden of Disease -- Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General -- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill -- National Mental Health Association -- National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action -- Rosenhan Study -- World Federation for Mental Health -- LEGISLATION AND COURT CASES -- Protection -- Commitment -- Commitment and Criminal Justice -- Right to Treatment -- Right to Refuse Treatment and Informed Consent -- Legislation -- The Social Security Act of 1935 and Its Amendment -- The Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) Act of 1963 -- Head Start 1964 -- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975 -- The Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981 -- The McKinney Act of 1987 -- The Fair Housing Amendments of 1988 -- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 -- The Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 -- ORGANIZATIONS -- Professional Societies and Nonprofit Issue and Advocacy Associations -- Government Agencies -- International Organizations -- SELECTED PRINT AND NONPRINT RESOURCES -- Books and Reports -- Electronic Library-Based Resources -- Health Research and Healthcare Policy Organization Web Sites.

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