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Mental Health and Psychological Thrillers
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1960- Alfred Hitchcock's powerful, complex psychological thriller, Psycho is the "mother" of all modern horror suspense films
1990s A new generation of antipsychotic drugs is introduced. These drugs prove to be more effective in treating schizophrenia and have fewer side effects.
In 1934 electroconvulsive shock therapy was introduced by Neuropsychiatrist Meduna
In 1949, 5074 lobotomies were carried out in the United States
1950s Studies show that 70 percent of patients with schizophrenia clearly improve on anti-psychotic drugs.
Mid 1950s, the number of hospitalized mentally ill people in Europe and America peaks.
1961 Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz's book, The Myth of Mental Illness, argues that there is no such disease as schizophrenia
1962 ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ by Ken Kesey is published.
Mid 1960s - Many seriously mentally ill people are removed from institutions. In the United States they are directed toward local mental health homes and facilities.
1963 A Mental health Act (in America) was passed to provide the first federal money for developing a network of community-based mental health services.
1986 - Advocacy groups band together to form the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression.
1992 - A survey of American jails reports that 7.2 percent of inmates are overtly and seriously mentally ill.
In 1996 54% of the public thought depression was a sign of personal of emotional weakness
Moreover, a 2006 Parade/Research!America poll found that, though nearly everyone (89 percent) believed that physical and mental health were equally important
A 2013 Pew poll found that 67 percent of the public believed that mental illness was an extremely or very serious public health problem.
2013 - 12% of Americans surveyed were too scared to get help for family members, 38% didn’t know where to go
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