The article states many different ways to treat mental illness, such as "medication, counseling (therapy), social support and education" (NAMI). This suggests that the most successful ways to treat mental illness are therapy and mediation. ***“NAMI.” Mental Health Treatment , www.nami.org/learn-more/treatment.
In this book the author explains the hardships of being in a mental hospital. A few of the characters undergo a full frontal lobotomy and they end up having severe trauma to their personality. This shows that lobotomies are a very dangerous way to treat mental illness. ***Kesey, Ken. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest: a Novel. Viking Press, 1962.
The article explains that "Medication paired with psychotherapy is the most effective way to promote recovery." (MHA). This article 100% backs up my opinion that prescriptions and counseling are the best ways to treat mental illness. ***“Mental Health Treatments.” Mental Health America, 20 Aug. 2015, www.mentalhealthamerica.net/types-mental-health-treatments.
The article explains how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) works to treat mental illness in the form of schizophrenia. "Symptomatic relief is often only temporary, and a major review of the bulk of the research published prior to 1980 has concluded that electroshock therapy has not been shown to improve the quality of life of schizophrenic patients." (Infobase). This means that the use of electroshock therapy isn't an effective way to treat mental illness. ***“Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).” Infobase Learning, online.infobase.com/HRC/Search/Details/11?articleId=110858&q=ect.
This article is about how brain surgery works and the situations in which a patient would need psychosurgery. It also states that psychosurgery was one of the only treatments for mental illness in the 1960's, but it wasn't very effective. ***"Psychosurgery." The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, edited by Jacqueline L. Longe, 3rd ed., vol. 2, Gale, 2016, pp. 952-955. Health & Wellness Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX3631000629/HWRC?u=j084910011&sid=HWRC&xid=bedab4aa.
Potter Stewart, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, speaks about a man with a mental illness that was never introduced to medication or a psychiatric facility because he denied the fact that he had a mental illness. He was arrested for contempt of court and obstruction to an officer. He was then officially diagnosed with a psychotic illness and he was involuntarily admitted into a psychiatric facility. If he would've admitted to himself that he suffered from mental illness none of this probably would've happened. ***Badre, Nicolas. "Ethics in compulsory treatment of patients with severe mental illness." Clinical Psychiatry News, Oct. 2017, p. 6+. Health & Wellness Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A516196280/HWRC?u=j084910011&sid=HWRC&xid=693d077f.