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Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller) 1937-

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Works: 76 works in 363 publications in 7 languages and 24,848 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History  Biography  Biographies  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by E. Fuller Torrey
Surviving prostate cancer : what you need to know to make informed decisions by E. Fuller Torrey( )

13 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a research psychiatrist, draws upon his own experience with prostate cancer to provide information and guidance for others with the disease, covering its causes, evaluation, treatment options, complications, and recurrence, and includes a discussion of other books on prostate cancer and a section on related Web sites
Beasts of the earth : animals, humans, and disease by E. Fuller Torrey( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with the domestication of farm animals nearly 10,000 years ago, Beasts of the Earth traces the ways that human-animal contact has evolved over time. Today, shared living quarters, overlapping ecosystems, and experimental surgical practices where organs or tissues are transplanted from non-humans into humans continue to open new avenues for the transmission of infectious agents. Other changes in human behavior like increased air travel, automated food processing, and threats of bioterrorism are increasing the contagion factor by transporting microbes further distances and to larger populations in virtually no time at all." "While the authors urge that a better understanding of past diseases may help us lessen the severity of some illnesses, they also warn that, given our increasingly crowded planet, it is not a question of if but when and how often animal-transmitted diseases will pose serious challenges to human health in the future."--Jacket
Surviving schizophrenia : a family manual by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated and expanded, this book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of the illness and now also includes expanded chapters on living with schizophrenia from both the patient's and the family's points of view, more clinical information, illustrations of schizophrenic thought processes and CT scans, and all the latest information on schizophrenia
Surviving schizophrenia : a manual for families, consumers, and providers by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the symptoms, causes, and treatment of schizophrenia, tells those concerned how to take care of a schizophrenic, and discusses legal and ethical problems related to the mental illness
Surviving manic depression : a manual on bipolar disorder for patients, families, and providers by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to manic depression furnishes information on every aspect of the ailment, from symptoms, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation to special problems arising out of this disorder, such as violent behavior, suicide, and alcohol and drug abuse
The insanity offense : how America's failure to treat the seriously mentally ill endangers its citizens by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in the 1960s in the United States, scores of patients with severe psychiatric disorders were discharged from public mental hospitals. At the same time, activists forced changes in commitment laws that made it impossible to treat half of the patients that left the hospital. The combined effect was profoundly destructive. Today, among homeless persons, at least one-third are severely mentally ill; among the incarcerated, at least one-tenth. Of those individuals living in our communities, many are the victims of violent crime. Other untreated individuals commit crimes, including murder and assault. Here, advocate Torrey takes full stock of this phenomenon, exploring the causes and consequences as he weaves together narratives of individual tragedies in three states with sobering national data on our failure to treat the mentally ill. In the book's final chapters, Torrey outlines what needs to be done to reverse this ongoing--and accelerating--disaster.--From publisher description
Nowhere to go : the tragic odyssey of the homeless mentally ill by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the policy of deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill and what can be done about it
The invisible plague : the rise of mental illness from 1750 to the present by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the records on insanity in England, Ireland, Canada, and the United States over a 250-year period, concluding, through quantitative and qualitative evidence, that insanity is an unrecognized, modern-day plague
Out of the shadows : confronting America's mental illness crisis by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author "reveals how we have failed our mentally ill and offers a viable, provocative blueprint for change."--Jacket
The martyrdom of abolitionist Charles Torrey by E. Fuller Torrey( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his brief yet remarkable career, abolitionist Charles Torrey -- called the ""father of the Underground Railroad"" by his peers -- assisted almost four hundred slaves in gaining their freedom. A Yale graduate and an ordained minister, Torrey set up a well-organized route for escaped slaves traveling from Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia and Albany. Arrested in Baltimore in 1844 for his activities, Torrey spent two years in prison before he succumbed to tuberculosis. By then, other abolitionists widely recognized and celebrated Torrey's exploits: running wagonloads of slaves north
Schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder : the biological roots of mental illness as revealed by the landmark study of identical twins by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder biological or the result of a traumatic upbringing? Are some people genetically destined to become schizophrenic? This book, the result of a landmark study, provides compelling evidence that both schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder are biologically based diseases of the brain, unrelated to psychological influences." "E. Fuller Torrey and his colleagues conducted the largest study ever of pairs of identical twins in which one suffered from schizophrenia or manic-depressive disorder and the other did not, and discovered that the former almost always have structural and functional changes in their brains. The researchers concluded that while these diseases have a genetic component, they are most likely triggered by an outside biological force, such as a virus, either in utero or in infancy." "The book establishes for the first time that the disease may originate very early in life, even though symptoms don't appear until young adulthood. Moreover, the authors show that - contrary to prevailing wisdom - schizophrenia does not change a person's underlying personality. Weaving poignant psychological portraits of twins through the book, the authors show how these case studies support the research findings." "Here is an important contribution to the ongoing debate over the origins of mental illness."--Jacket
American psychosis : how the Federal government destroyed the mental illness treatment system by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy described sweeping new programs to replace "the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions" with treatment in community mental health centers. This movement, later referred to as "deinstitutionalization," continues to impact mental health care. Fifty years after Kennedy's speech, the author provides an inside perspective on the birth of the federal mental health program. He draws on his first-hand account of the creation and launch of the program, extensive research, one-on-one interviews with major figures involved in the legislation, and recently unearthed audiotapes of interviews with major figures involved the legislation. As such, this book provides historical material previously unavailable to the public. He also examines the political maneuverings required to pass the legislation, the Kennedys' involvement in the policy and that of other major players, the responsibility of the state versus the federal government in caring for the mentally ill, and how closing institutions has ultimately resulted not in better care, but in underfunded programs, neglect, and higher rates of community violence. In this book the author presents an account of the history and present day failings of our mental health treatment system. As he argues, it is imperative to understand how we got here in order to move forward towards providing better psychiatric care for the most vulnerable
The roots of treason : Ezra Pound and the secret of St. Elizabeths by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freudian fraud : the malignant effect of Freud's theory on American thought and culture by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its beginnings as an exotic Freudian plant in the hot-houses of Greenwich Village, Freud's theory, stressing the importance of childhood experiences in determining personality development, gained increasing popularity throughout the twentieth century, eventually spreading to become an American cultural kudzu. What are the reasons for this country's overwhelming acceptance of a theory now known to have virtually no scientific basis?
The death of psychiatry by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schizophrenia and civilization by E. Fuller Torrey( )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind game; witchdoctors and psychiatrists by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Polish and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolving brains, emerging gods : early humans and the origins of religion by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming that religion is a human invention. In this book, E. Fuller Torrey draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to propose a startling answer to the ultimate question. Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods locates the origin of gods within the human brain, arguing that religious belief is a by-product of evolution. Based on an idea originally proposed by Charles Darwin, Torrey marshals evidence that the emergence of gods was an incidental consequence of several evolutionary factors. Using data ranging from ancient skulls and artifacts to brain imaging, primatology, and child development studies, this book traces how new cognitive abilities gave rise to new behaviors. For instance, autobiographical memory, the ability to project ourselves backward and forward in time, gave Homo sapiens a competitive advantage. However, it also led to comprehension of mortality, spurring belief in an alternative to death. Torrey details the neurobiological sequence that explains why the gods appeared when they did, connecting archaeological findings including clothing, art, farming, and urbanization to cognitive developments. This book does not dismiss belief but rather presents religious belief as an inevitable outcome of brain evolution. Providing clear and accessible explanations of evolutionary neuroscience, Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods will shed new light on the mechanics of our deepest mysteries
Witchdoctors and psychiatrists : the common roots of psychotherapy and its future by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical issues in medicine; the role of the physician in today's society by E. Fuller Torrey( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fuller Torrey, E. 1937-

Fuller Torrey, Edwin 1937-

Torrey, E. Fuller.

Torrey, E. Fuller 1937-

Torrey, Edwin Fuller

Torrey, Edwin Fuller 1937-

Фуллер Тори, Эдвин

Фуллер Тори, Эдвин американский психиатр

ایی. فولر تورلی

토리, E. 풀러 1937-

토리, 에드윈 풀러 1937-

トリー, E. F

トリー, E. フラー

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Beasts of the earth : animals, humans, and diseaseSurviving schizophrenia : a manual for families, consumers, and providersSurviving manic depression : a manual on bipolar disorder for patients, families, and providersThe insanity offense : how America's failure to treat the seriously mentally ill endangers its citizensThe invisible plague : the rise of mental illness from 1750 to the presentOut of the shadows : confronting America's mental illness crisisSchizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder : the biological roots of mental illness as revealed by the landmark study of identical twinsSchizophrenia and civilization