Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, M.D.

: Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is a research psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia and manic-depressive illness (bipolar disorder). He is founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center and Executive Director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute, which supports research on schizophrenia and manic-depressive illness. His work at the Stanley Medical Research Institute includes participating in ongoing collaborative research on viruses and other infectious agents as a cause of these diseases. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University School of Law. Dr. Torrey has appeared on national radio and television (outlets like NPR, Oprah, 20/20, 60 Minutes, and Dateline) and has written for many newspapers. He received two Commendation Medals by the U.S. Public Health Service, a 1984 Special Families Award from NAMI, a 1991 National Caring Award, and in 1999 received a research award from the International Congress of Schizophrenia and a humanitarian award from NARSAD. Dr. Torrey is also the author many books and papers, including a new book titled “The Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens”