Section I: Discrimination Against Mental Patients. 1. Mental Illness and Equity: Matters Conceptual. 2. Madness, Evil and Reason: Matters Historical. 3. Positive BIAS: The Myth of the 'Crazy Genius'. 4. Negative BIAS: Dangerousness and Incompetence. 5. Prejudices in the General Population. 6. Attitudes Towards the Mental Health Professionals. 7. Prejudice Against Psychiatric Treatments. 8. How to Overcome Prejudice. Section 2: Human Rights and Inequity for Mental Patients. 9. The Question of Human Rights of the Mentally Ill. 10. Non-discrimination and Equity. 11. Restrictions on Freedom: Involuntary Hospitalisation. 12. Uses and Abuses of Psychiatric Diagnosis. 13. Dilemmas Arising in Psychiatric Treatment and Research. 14. Discrimination Against the Weak. 15. The Conditions in Mental Health Facilities. 16. Specific Ethical Dilemmas in Mental Health. 17. Summary and Conclusions. Bibliography. Subject Index.