E. Fuller Torrey





E. Fuller Torrey



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Surviving Schizophrenia: A ...

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American Psychosis: How the...

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The Insanity Offense: How A...

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Out of the Shadows: Confron...

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Freudian Fraud: The Maligna...

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Mind Game: Witch Doctors An...

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Frontier Justice

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“Schizophrenia is a cruel disease. The lives of those affected are often chronicles of constricted experiences, muted emotions, missed opportunities, unfulfilled expectations. It leads to a twilight existence, a twentieth century underground man. The fate of these patients has been worsened by our propensity to misunderstand, our failure to provide adequate treatment and rehabilitation, our meager research efforts. A disease which should be found, in the phrase of T.S. Eliot, in the "frigid purgatorial fires" has become through our ignorance and neglect a living hell.”
E. Fuller Torrey, Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers

“Your daughter has schizophrenia," I told the woman.
"Oh, my God, anything but that," she replied. "Why couldn't she have leukemia or some other disease instead?"
"But if she had leukemia she might die," I pointed out. "Schizophrenia is a much more treatable disease."
The woman looked sadly at me, then down at the floor. She spoke softly. "I would still prefer that my daughter had leukemia.”
E. Fuller Torrey, Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers

“How could so many well-meaning professionals have been so wrong and been complicit in creating such a disaster? This book attempts to answer that question.”
E. Fuller Torrey, American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System

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