The Search for Sanity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080109602, 9781483138848

The Search for Sanity

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library

Authors: S. Leff V. Leff
Editors: Robert Robinson Dean Athelstan Spilhaus
eBook ISBN: 9781483138848
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 152
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The Search for Sanity provides a comprehensive discussion of the issue of mental illness. The book begins by addressing the question of whether society is sick. This is followed by separate chapters on the social aspects of mental health; the problems caused by sex such as prostitution, sexually transmitted disease, and illegitimate births; how the quest for power can destroy people; and ways people try to escape from reality, including drug use and alcohol consumption. Subsequent chapters cover the treatment for mental illness, how treatment helps, hospital care, and ways the community can help. The final chapter deals with the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Is Society Sick? Chapter 2 Society and Mental Health Chapter 3 Sex Can Cause Trouble Chapter 4 Power Destroys People Chapter 5 The Escape from Reality Chapter 6 What is Behind the Treatment Chapter 7 How Treatment Helps Chapter 8 Care in the Hospital Chapter 9 How the Community Can Help Chapter 10 The Search for Sanity Bibliography


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About the Author

S. Leff

V. Leff

About the Editor

Robert Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Recently retired from editorship of Canadian Security magazine

Dean Athelstan Spilhaus

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