Beyond Mental Illness presents a bold vision for assessing and treating the mentally ill. It envisions a health-care system where, instead of assessing and treating behavior-based labels, professionals assess and treat biological markers. Part I, "How We Got Here," examines the evolution of the current diagnostic system and cultural factors that keep professionals and patients trapped. Part II, "Where We Are Going," gives examples of measurable, science-based and treatable biological markers. Diagnoses are based on these markers. Similar diagnoses could provide a foundation for more effective assessments and treatments. This is the final book in The Transformation Trilogy, a series of three books that address deficiencies and recommend solutions to the current mental health care delivery system. Portions of the book are highly technical.
The other books in the trilogy include 10 Ways to Keep your Brain from Screaming “Ouch!” and Too good to be True? Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet Brain, revised in 2014 into eBook format as Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet Brain,