BEERS, CLIFFORD

author of A Mind That Found Itself (1908). This written account vividly described in detail the stages of his own mental illness and recovery. Incidentally, Beers (1876-1943) too had been hospitalized and treated for manic-depressive disorder. He went on to get well and become the founder of the movement on mental hygiene. It advocated new ways and a more enlightened approach in preventing and treating mental illness.

BEERS, CLIFFORD: "Were it not for Clifford Beers, there wouldn't have been early reforms in mental institutions and better ways of approaching mental hygiene."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEERS, CLIFFORD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/beers-clifford/ (accessed December 15, 2019).
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