Professional Writing


 –by E. Fuller Torrey MD

+American Psychosis

+The Insanity Offense: How America’s Failure to Treat the
+ Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens

+ Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manual (7th ed),

Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families, and Providers
American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System

Invisible Plague: The Rise of Mental Illness from 1750 to the Present

Out of the Shadows: Confronting America’s Mental Illness Crisis


(more or his older writings listed at end)



–by Other Professionals

Insane Consequences, by DJ Jaffe & E. Fuller Torrey MD,
Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
, by Kay Redfield Jameson

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, by Kay Redfield Jameson (also personal story)

Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, by Alisa Roth

I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! How to Help Someone With Mental Illness Accept Treatment, by Dr. Xavier Amador

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays, by Esme Weijun Wang

Madness in the Streets: How Psychiatry and Law Abandoned the Mentally Ill, by Rael Jean Isaac & Virginia Armat

Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health, by Thomas Insel, MD

You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health, by Ken Duckworth, MD

Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry, by Lynne Nanos

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others,  by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burk





Personal Stories

He Came In With It, by Miriam Feldman

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, by Robert Kolker

Sooner Than Tomorrow: A Mother’s Diary About Mental  Illness, Family, and Everyday Life, by Dede Ranahan

Tomorrow Was Yesterday: Explosive First-Person Indictments of the US Mental Health System— Mothers Across the Nation Tell It Like It Is, by 

    Dede Ranahan 

Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness, by Jessie Close

A Beautiful Mind, by Sylvia Nasar

I Am Brian Wilson, by Brian Wilson

Barefoot to Avalon, by David Payne

The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness, by Lisa Long

Behind the Wall: The True Story of Mental Illness as Told by Parents, by Mary and Elie Widdifield 

After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity, by Susan Inman

How We Got Barb Back: The Story of My Sister’s Reawakening After 30 Years of Schizophrenia, by Margaret Hawkins

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan

Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, by Pete Earley (a journalist)

Swallow the Ocean: A Memoir, by Laura M. Flynn

A Mother’s Wakening: Living in the Aftermath of the Columbine Tragedy, by Sue Klebold

Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue, by Jane Pauley

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, by David Scheff

A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope, by William Jiang


Other Social Issues

White Fragility, by Robin Diangelo

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates


*More writings by E. Fuller Torrey, MD:

Schizophrenia and Civilization
Parasites, Pussycats and Psychosis: The Unknown Dangers of Human Toxoplasmosis

Criminalizing the Seriously Mentally Ill: The Abuse of Jails as Mental Hospitals (1992 Study) co-ed.with J.EzekielJ.Stieber

Freudian Fraud: The Malignant Effect of Freud’s Theory on American Thought and Culture

Schizophrenia and Manic-Depressive Disorder (1995) with A. BowlerE.TaylorI.Gottesman

+The Biological Roots Of Mental Illness As Revealed By The Landmark Study Of Identical Twins (1995), with Bowler, Taylor, Gottesman

+Nowhere to Go: The Tragic Odyssey of the Homeless Mentally Ill  (1988)

Witchdoctors and Psychiatrists: The Common Roots of Psychotherapy and Its Future/Revised  Edition of “the Mind Game” (1986)

The Death of Psychiatry (1975)