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The Resource Mental health, Inc. : how corruption, lax oversight and failed reforms endanger our most vulnerable citizens, Art Levine

Mental health, Inc. : how corruption, lax oversight and failed reforms endanger our most vulnerable citizens, Art Levine

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Mental health, Inc. : how corruption, lax oversight and failed reforms endanger our most vulnerable citizens
Title
Mental health, Inc.
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how corruption, lax oversight and failed reforms endanger our most vulnerable citizens
Statement of responsibility
Art Levine
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Mental health, Incorporated
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Language
eng
Summary
With Mental Health, Inc., award-winning investigative journalist Art Levine delivers a Shock Doctrine-style exposé of the failures of our out of control, profit-driven mental health system, with a special emphasis on dangerous residential treatment facilities and the failures of the pharmaceutical industry, including the overdrugging of children with antipsychotics and the disastrous maltreatment of veterans with PTSD by the scandal-wracked VA. Levine provides compelling narrative portraits of victims who needlessly died and some mentally ill people who won unexpected victories in their lives by getting smart, personalized help from "pyschosocial" programs that incorporate safe and appropriate prescribing, along with therapy and social support. He contrasts their stories with corrupt Big Pharma executives and researchers who created fraudulent marketing schemes. Levine also tells the dramatic David vs. Goliath stories of a few brave reformers, including Harvard-trained psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Stefan Kruszewski, who has acted as a whistleblower in several major cases, leading to important federal and state settlements; in addition, the book spotlights pioneering clinicians challenging outmoded, drug-and-sedate practices that leave 90 percent of people with serious mental illness too disabled to work. By taking a comprehensive look at mental health abuses and dangerous, ineffective practices as well as pointing toward solutions for creating a system for effective, proven and compassionate care, Art Levine's essential Mental Health, Inc. is a call to action for politicians and citizens alike--needed now more than ever
Summary
Using case studies and portraits of victims, an award-winning investigative journalist discusses the failure of our nation’s profit-driven mental health system and offers suggestions for reversing ineffective practices and creating a system of effective and proven compassionate care
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10563749
Cataloging source
JAI
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1951-
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Levine, Arthur D.
Dewey number
616.89
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mental health
  • Mental health services
  • Mentally ill
Target audience
adult
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how corruption, lax oversight, and failed reforms endanger our most vulnerable citizens
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Mental health, Inc. : how corruption, lax oversight and failed reforms endanger our most vulnerable citizens, Art Levine
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-346)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn995852529
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781468308372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)995852529
Label
Mental health, Inc. : how corruption, lax oversight and failed reforms endanger our most vulnerable citizens, Art Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-346)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn995852529
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781468308372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)995852529

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