Psychiatry Under the Influence

Psychiatry Under the Influence
Author: R. Whitaker,L. Cosgrove
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2015-04-23
ISBN: 113751602X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry Under the Influence Book Excerpt:

Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates the actions and practices of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry in the United States, and presents it as a case study of institutional corruption.

Psychiatry Under the Influence

Psychiatry Under the Influence
Author: R. Whitaker,L. Cosgrove
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2015-04-23
ISBN: 113751602X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry Under the Influence Book Excerpt:

Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates the actions and practices of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry in the United States, and presents it as a case study of institutional corruption.

Institutional Corruption Theory in Pharmaceutical Industry Medicine Relationships

Institutional Corruption Theory in Pharmaceutical Industry Medicine Relationships
Author: Anna Laskai
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2020-05-06
ISBN: 3030447901
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Institutional Corruption Theory in Pharmaceutical Industry Medicine Relationships Book Excerpt:

​This book discusses the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the practice of medicine, and the observed and potential pitfalls of such partnerships. It argues that the pharmaceutical industry has become indispensable to many of the activities of the medical profession across the pharmaceutical product lifecycle, and examines the regulatory, ethical, professional and institutional difficulties that arise from these interactions. With data drawn from over 80 qualitative accounts from medical, pharmaceutical, regulatory and healthcare professionals, this book uses both Hungary and the Netherlands as case studies to demonstrate the potential problem of undue pharmaceutical industry influence within the relationships fostered with the profession of medicine. Chapters systematically describe the lifecycle of a pharmaceutical product from research to distribution, demonstrating the interdependency of industry and medicine. Arguing that the medical profession should be a buffer between the pharmaceutical industry interests and patient interests, the book explores how undue industry influence weakens the ability of the medical profession to do so. Using the theory of institutional corruption, the book aims to analyze how conflict of interest and the weakening of institutional imperatives is a result of institutional interactions rather than individual actions. Appropriate for students and researchers of the pharmaceutical industry, corporate corruption, and those working in NGOs and policy making, this unique volume is an comprehensive look at the complex relationship between medicine and pharmacy.

The Sedated Society

The Sedated Society
Author: James Davies
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN: 3319449117
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sedated Society Book Excerpt:

This edited volume provides an answer to a rising public health concern: what drives the over prescription of psychiatric medication epidemic? Over 15% of the UK public takes a psychiatric medication on any given day, and the numbers are only set to increase. Placing this figure alongside the emerging clinical and scientific data revealing their poor outcomes and the harms these medications often cause, their commercial success cannot be explained by their therapeutic efficacy.Chapters from an interdisciplinary team of global experts in critical psychopharmacology rigorously examine how pharmaceutical sponsorship and marketing, diagnostic inflation, the manipulation and burying of negative clinical trials, lax medication regulation, and neoliberal public health policies have all been implicated in ever-rising psycho-pharmaceutical consumption. This volume will ignite a long-overdue public debate. It will be of interest to professionals in the field of mental health and researchers ranging from sociology of health, to medical anthropology and the political economy of health.

America Compromised

America  Compromised
Author: Lawrence Lessig
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-10-22
ISBN: 022631667X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Compromised Book Excerpt:

“There is not a single American awake to the world who is comfortable with the way things are.” So begins Lawrence Lessig's sweeping indictment of contemporary American institutions and the corruption that besets them. We can all see it—from the selling of Congress to special interests to the corporate capture of the academy. Something is wrong. It’s getting worse. And it’s our fault. What Lessig shows, brilliantly and persuasively, is that we can’t blame the problems of contemporary American life on bad people, as our discourse all too often tends to do. Rather, he explains, “We have allowed core institutions of America’s economic, social, and political life to become corrupted. Not by evil souls, but by good souls. Not through crime, but through compromise.” Every one of us, every day, making the modest compromises that seem necessary to keep moving along, is contributing to the rot at the core of American civic life. Through case studies of Congress, finance, the academy, the media, and the law, Lessig shows how institutions are drawn away from higher purposes and toward money, power, quick rewards—the first steps to corruption. Lessig knows that a charge so broad should not be levied lightly, and that our instinct will be to resist it. So he brings copious, damning detail gleaned from years of research, building a case that is all but incontrovertible: America is on the wrong path. If we don’t acknowledge our own part in that, and act now to change it, we will hand our children a less perfect union than we were given. It will be a long struggle. This book represents the first steps.

Madness

Madness
Author: Philip John Tyson,Shakiela Khanam Davies,Alison Torn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN: 1351851640
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madness Book Excerpt:

Madness: History, Concepts and Controversies provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of current perspectives on mental illness and how they have been shaped by historical trends and dominant sociocultural paradigms. From its representation among world religions and wider folkloric myth, to early attempts to rationalize and treat symptoms of mental disorder, this book outlines the principle contemporary models of understanding mental health and situates them within a wider historical and social context. The authors consider a variety of current controversies within the mental health arena and provide numerous pedagogical features to allow students the opportunity to understand and engage in current issues and debates relating to psychological disorders. By discussing key issues such as the social construction of mental illness, this text provides an essential overview of how societies and science has understood mental illness, and will appeal to students, researchers and general readers alike.

Antidepressed

Antidepressed
Author: Beverley Thomson
Publsiher: Hatherleigh Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN: 157826927X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antidepressed Book Excerpt:

A COMPREHENSIVE WAKE-UP CALL FOR PATIENTS AND PROFESSIONALS Antidepressed breaks down the growing issue of antidepressant use, harm and dependence—how we got to this point, what’s happening worldwide every single day, and most importantly, where we go from here. Providing information that both patients and mental health professionals desperately need, Antidepressed exposes the holes in mental health systems and highlights the desperate need for reform. Featuring compelling accounts from real people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed by prescription antidepressants, Antidepressed provides proof that there is no such thing as a magic pill—and that pretending otherwise risks the lives and well-being of those who need help the most.

Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing

Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing
Author: Natalie Tobert
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-09-21
ISBN: 1784503452
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing Book Excerpt:

As human migration brings an ever more diverse range of people, cultures and beliefs into contact, Western medical systems must adapt to cater for the different approaches it encounters towards illness, the body, gender, mental health and death. Based upon training courses taught by the author to staff at hospitals, mental health professionals, and on degree courses, this complete resource provides an essential foundation for understanding the complex and manifold approaches to medicine and health around the world. An awareness of this diversity moreover allows healthcare professionals to better engage with their patients and offer them satisfactory care and support in the future.

Psychiatric Hegemony

Psychiatric Hegemony
Author: Bruce M. Z. Cohen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN: 1137460512
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatric Hegemony Book Excerpt:

This book offers a comprehensive Marxist critique of the business of mental health, demonstrating how the prerogatives of neoliberal capitalism for productive, self-governing citizens have allowed the discourse on mental illness to expand beyond the psychiatric institution into many previously untouched areas of public and private life including the home, school and the workplace. Through historical and contemporary analysis of psy-professional knowledge-claims and practices, Bruce Cohen shows how the extension of psychiatric authority can only be fully comprehended through the systematic theorising of power relations within capitalist society. From schizophrenia and hysteria to Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, from spinning chairs and lobotomies to shock treatment and antidepressants, from the incarceration of working class women in the nineteenth century to the torture of prisoners of the ‘war on terror’ in the twenty-first, Psychiatric Hegemony is an uncompromising account of mental health ideology in neoliberal society.

On Human Nature

On Human Nature
Author: Michel Tibayrenc,Francisco J. Ayala
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 814
Release: 2016-09-12
ISBN: 0127999159
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Human Nature Book Excerpt:

On Human Nature: Biology, Psychology, Ethics, Politics, and Religion covers the present state of knowledge on human diversity and its adaptative significance through a broad and eclectic selection of representative chapters. This transdisciplinary work brings together specialists from various fields who rarely interact, including geneticists, evolutionists, physicians, ethologists, psychoanalysts, anthropologists, sociologists, theologians, historians, linguists, and philosophers. Genomic diversity is covered in several chapters dealing with biology, including the differences in men and apes and the genetic diversity of mankind. Top specialists, known for their open mind and broad knowledge have been carefully selected to cover each topic. The book is therefore at the crossroads between biology and human sciences, going beyond classical science in the Popperian sense. The book is accessible not only to specialists, but also to students, professors, and the educated public. Glossaries of specialized terms and general public references help nonspecialists understand complex notions, with contributions avoiding technical jargon. Provides greater understanding of diversity and population structure and history, with crucial foundational knowledge needed to conduct research in a variety of fields, such as genetics and disease Includes three robust sections on biological, psychological, and ethical aspects, with cross-fertilization and reciprocal references between the three sections Contains contributions by leading experts in their respective fields working under the guidance of internationally recognized and highly respected editors

Republic Lost

Republic  Lost
Author: Lawrence Lessig
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN: 1455537438
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Republic Lost Book Excerpt:

Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig investigates the most vexing problem in American democracy: how money corrupts our nation's politics, and the critical campaign to stop it. In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission-trust in our government has reached an all-time low. More than ever before, Americans believe that money buys results in Congress, and that business interests wield control over our legislature. With heartfelt urgency and a keen desire for righting wrongs, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig takes a clear-eyed look at how we arrived at this crisis: how fundamentally good people, with good intentions, have allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests, and how this exploitation has become entrenched in the system. Rejecting simple labels and reductive logic-and instead using examples that resonate as powerfully on the Right as on the Left-Lessig seeks out the root causes of our situation. He plumbs the issues of campaign financing and corporate lobbying, revealing the human faces and follies that have allowed corruption to take such a foothold in our system. He puts theissues in terms that nonwonks can understand, using real-world analogies and real human stories. And ultimately he calls for widespread mobilization and a new Constitutional Convention, presenting achievable solutions for regaining control of our corrupted-but redeemable-representational system. In this way, Lessig plots a roadmap for returning our republic to its intended greatness. While America may be divided, Lessig vividly champions the idea that we can succeed if we accept that corruption is our common enemy and that we must find a way to fight against it. In Republic Lost, he not only makes this need palpable and clear-he gives us the practical and intellectual tools to do something about it.

Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology
Author: Jonathan D. Raskin
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 1137547170
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abnormal Psychology Book Excerpt:

Giving an overview of different approaches to the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders, this textbook retains important diagnostic perspectives, including the DSM-5, ICD-10, ICD-11 and PDM. It also widens the scope of coverage beyond mainstream psychiatric models to include psychological, biological, historical, sociocultural and therapeutic approaches. Contemporary and well-balanced, this book provides an even-handed and holistic foundation, allowing students to develop a strong critical mindset while retaining a robust research-driven orientation. Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives: - features an innovative structure organized by presenting problem, examining each in a broad context of traditional psychiatric and alternative approaches - is grounded in lived experience of disorder: shining a spot-light on service-users through 'Case Examples' scenarios and 'Lived Experience' perspective pieces - supports student learning and critical thinking through engaging 'Controversial Question', 'Try it Yourself' and 'In Depth' - is supported by an impressive online support features including lecture slides, a test bank, instructor manual, student study guide, multiple choice self-test quizzes, flashcard activities and more. This book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduates students on abnormal psychology, psychopathology, mental health or clinical psychology courses. Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at bloomsburyonlineresources.com/abnormal-psychology. These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.

Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health

Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health
Author: Bruce M.Z. Cohen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 1315399563
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health Book Excerpt:

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health offers the most comprehensive collection of theoretical and applied writings to date with which students, scholars, researchers and practitioners within the social and health sciences can systematically problematise the practices, priorities and knowledge base of the Western system of mental health. With the continuing contested nature of psychiatric discourse and the work of psy-professionals, this book is a timely return to theorising the business of mental health as a social, economic, political and cultural project: one which necessarily involves the consideration of wider societal and structural dynamics including labelling and deviance, ideological and social control, professional power, consumption, capital, neoliberalism and self-governance. Featuring original essays from some of the most established international scholars in the area, the Handbook discusses and provides updates on critical theories of mental health from labelling, social constructionism, antipsychiatry, Foucauldian and Marxist approaches to critical feminist, race and queer theory, critical realism, critical cultural theory and mad studies. Over six substantive sections, the collection additionally demonstrates the application of such theoretical ideas and scholarship to key topics including medicalisation and pharmaceuticalisation, the DSM, global psychiatry, critical histories of mental health, and talk therapy. Bringing together the latest theoretical work and empirical case studies from the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Canada, the Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health demonstrates the continuing need to think critically about mental health and illness, and will be an essential resource for all who study or work in the field.

Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services

Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services
Author: Noël Hunter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2018-06-20
ISBN: 3319917528
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services Book Excerpt:

How do survivors of child abuse, bullying, chronic oppression and discrimination, and other developmental traumas adapt to such unimaginable situations? It is taken for granted that experiences such as hearing voices, altered states of consciousness, dissociative states, lack of trust, and intense emotions are inherently problematic. But what does the evidence actually show? And how much do we still need to learn?

Madness

Madness
Author: Peter Morrall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1317444116
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madness Book Excerpt:

This book is an introduction to the uncertainties and incongruities about madness. It is aimed at all of those who are curious about this subject whether out of general inquisitiveness or because it is part of a formal course of study. Using case studies of real people in order to explain, humanise, and bring to life the subject, Peter Morrall critically analyses how madness has been and is understood, or perhaps misunderstood. By contrasting past and present people who have been perceived as mad and/or perceive themselves as mad, Morrall presents core ideas about madness and critiques their would-be robustness in explaining the specific madness of the person in question, as well as their general relevance to madness overall. Unlike many of its contemporaries, the book does not adhere to a perspective, but rather remains skeptical about the ideas of all who profess to understand madness, whether these emanate from sociology, psychology, psychotherapy, anthropology, ‘anti’ psychiatry, or the biological sciences of contemporary ‘scientific-psychiatry’. This book will inform and stimulate the thinking of the reader, and challenge those with preconceived ideas about madness.

Critical Psychiatry

Critical Psychiatry
Author: Sandra Steingard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2018-12-24
ISBN: 3030027325
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

This book is a guide for psychiatrists struggling to incorporate transformational strategies into their clinical work. The book begins with an overview of the concept of critical psychiatry before focusing its analytic lens on the DSM diagnostic system, the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, the crucial distinction between drug-centered and disease-centered approaches to pharmacotherapy, the concept of “de-prescribing,” coercion in psychiatric practice, and a range of other issues that constitute the targets of contemporary critiques of psychiatric theory and practice. Written by experts in each topic, this is the first book to explicate what has come to be called critical psychiatry from an unbiased and clinically relevant perspective. Critical Psychiatry is an excellent, practical resource for clinicians seeking a solid foundation in the contemporary controversies within the field. General and forensic psychiatrists; family physicians, internists, and pediatricians who treat psychiatric patients; and mental health clinicians outside of medicine will all benefit from its conceptual insights and concrete advice.

The Revolt Against Psychiatry

The Revolt Against Psychiatry
Author: Bonnie Burstow
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 3030233316
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Revolt Against Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

A real eye-opener, this riveting anti/critical psychiatry book is comprised of original cutting-edge dialogues between Burstow (an antipsychiatry theorist and activist) and other leaders in the “revolt against psychiatry,” including radical practitioners, lawyers, reporters, activists, psychiatric survivors, academics, family members, and artists. People in dialogue with the author include Indigenous leader Roland Chrisjohn, psychiatrist Peter Breggin, survivor Lauren Tenney, and scholar China Mills. The single biggest focus/tension in the book is a psychiatry abolition position versus a critical psychiatry (or reformist) position. In the scope of this project, Burstow considers the ways racism, genocide, Indigeneity, sexism, media bias, madness, neurodiversity, and strategic activism are intertwined with critical and antipsychiatry.

Insane Society A Sociology of Mental Health

Insane Society  A Sociology of Mental Health
Author: Peter Morrall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN: 1351271148
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insane Society A Sociology of Mental Health Book Excerpt:

This book critiques the connection between Western society and madness, scrutinizing if and how societal insanity affects the cause, construction, and consequence of madness. Looking beyond the affected individual to their social, political, economic, ecological, and cultural context, this book examines whether society itself, and its institutions, divisions, practices, and values, is mad. That society’s insanity is relevant to the sanity and insanity of its citizens has been argued by Fromm in The Sane Society, but also by a host of sociologists, social thinkers, epidemiologists and biologists. This book builds on classic texts such as Foucault’s History of Madness, Scull’s Marxist-oriented works and more recent publications which have arisen from a range of socio-political and patient-orientated movements. Chapters in this book draw on biology, psychology, sociological and anthropological thinking that argues that where madness is concerned, society matters. Providing an extended case study of how the sociological imagination should operate in a contemporary setting, this book draws on genetics, neuroscience, cognitive science, radical psychology, and evolutionary psychology/psychiatry. It is an important read for students and scholars of sociology, anthropology, social policy, criminology, health, and mental health.

Critiquing the Psychiatric Model

Critiquing the Psychiatric Model
Author: Eric Maisel,Chuck Ruby
Publsiher: Ethics International Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2022-02-21
ISBN: 1871891701
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiquing the Psychiatric Model Book Excerpt:

Critiquing the Psychiatric Model is the first Volume of the Ethics International Press Critical Psychology and Critical Psychiatry Series. Understanding the current systems of psychology and psychiatry is profoundly important. So is exploring alternatives. The Critical Psychology and Critical Psychiatry Series presents solicited chapters from international experts on a wide variety of underexplored subjects. This is a series for mental health researchers, teachers, and practitioners, for parents and interested lay readers, and for anyone trying to make sense of anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties. Critiquing the Psychiatric Model sets out to present a clear picture of the current Òmental disorder paradigm,Ó one that claims an ability to Òdiagnose and treat mental disordersÓ and that provides ÒmedicationÓ as its primary treatment. Critiquing the Psychiatric Model traces the history of the psychiatric model and its Òdiagnostic manualÓ and identifies its flaws and problem areas by presenting more than twenty solicited chapters from experts worldwide.

Survival in an overmedicated world

Survival in an overmedicated world
Author: Peter Gøtzsche
Publsiher: Art People
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 8770364303
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survival in an overmedicated world Book Excerpt: