Until recent decades, little was known about how to treat psychological disorders. People who were seriously disturbed were hidden away or confined to institutions, and treated in ways that look appalling by today's standards. This program investigates intently both psychological and biomedical therapies, and combined approaches that are proving successful in the treatment of mental illnesses. The role of the therapist and the support of community and family are examined as key ingredients in long-term recovery efforts. This is an excellent resource for students of psychology, sociology and human genetics.