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Published: 17 October 2013

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780199988716

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American Psychosis

How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System

E. Fuller Torrey

  • Provides a fascinating insider's perspective on the birth of federal mental health care
  • Contains recently unearthed interviews with major figures involved in the legislation, previously unavailable to the public
  • Examines the Kennedy family's involvement in mental health policy
  • Discusses the political maneuverings needed to pass the legislation, and how it lead to ineffective mental illness services

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