Title

The Radicals Made Us Do It! Or Is Mental Health a Socialist Plot?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1997

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1037/000087

Abstract

In this book, E. F. Torrey's (see record 1996-98866-000) message is that all serious mental illnesses are now known to be diseases of the brain. Deinstitutionalizing large numbers of "seriously mentally ill people" from public mental hospitals over the past 30-some years has led to the current crisis. Torrey believes that the spectrum concept of mental health--the idea that there is a continuum from normal mental health to serous mental disturbance--reflects socialist, or at least, liberal views.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Contemporary Psychology: A Journal of Reviews, v. 42, issue 10, p. 891-892

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