Shrinks

Shrinks
Author: Jeffrey A. Lieberman
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 9780316278980
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shrinks Book Excerpt:

"An astonishing book: honest, sober, exciting, and humane... [Shrinks] brings you to the very forefront of one of the most amazing medical journeys of our time." --Siddhartha Mukherjee Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining "lunatics" in cold cells. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, reveals in his eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for "the black sheep of medicine" has been anything but smooth. Dr. Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science to its late blooming maturity--beginning after World War II--as a science-driven profession that saves lives. With fascinating case studies and portraits of the field's luminaries--from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel--SHRINKS is a gripping read, and an urgent call-to-arms to dispel the stigma of mental illnesses by treating them as diseases rather than unfortunate states of mind.

Malady of the Mind

Malady of the Mind
Author: Jeffrey A. Lieberman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2023-02-21
ISBN: 1982136448
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malady of the Mind Book Excerpt:

Of the many myths and misconceptions that obscure our understanding of schizophrenia, the most pernicious is that there is no effective treatment or cure. Though that may have been true in the past, the current reality couldn’t be more different: today’s treatments have the potential to be game-changing—and often lifesaving. This powerful portrait of schizophrenia, the most malignant and mysterious mental illness, by renowned psychiatrist Jeffrey Lieberman, interweaves cultural and scientific history with dramatic patient profiles and clinical experiences to impart a revolutionary message of hope. For the first time in history, we can effectively treat schizophrenia, limiting its disabling effects—and we’re on the verge of being able to prevent the disease’s onset entirely. In this rigorously researched, profoundly compelling biography of schizophrenia, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman draws on his four-decade career to illuminate the past, present, and future of this historically dreaded and devastating illness. From his vantage point at the pinnacle of academic psychiatry, informed by extensive research experience and clinical care of thousands of patients, Dr. Lieberman explains how the complexity of the brain, the checkered history of psychiatric medicine, and centuries of stigma combined with misguided legislation and health care policies have impeded scientific advances and clinical progress. Despite this, there is reason for optimism: by offering evidence-based treatments that combine medication with psychosocial services and principles learned from the recovery movement, doctors can now effectively treat schizophrenia by diagnosing patients at a very early stage, achieving a mutually respectful therapeutic alliance, and preventing relapse, thus limiting the progression of the illness. Even more auspiciously, decades of work on diagnosis, detection, and early intervention have pushed scientific progress to the cusp of prevention—meaning that in the near future, doctors may be able to prevent the onset of this disorder. A must-read for fans of medical histories, psychology, and those whose lives have been affected by schizophrenia, this revelatory work offers a comprehensive scientific portrait, crucial insights, sound advice for families and friends, and most importantly, hope for sufferers now and in the generations to come.

Psychiatry and Its Discontents

Psychiatry and Its Discontents
Author: Andrew Scull
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 0520383133
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry and Its Discontents Book Excerpt:

Written by one of the world’s most distinguished historians of psychiatry, Psychiatry and Its Discontents provides a wide-ranging and critical perspective on the profession that dominates the treatment of mental illness. Andrew Scull traces the rise of the field, the midcentury hegemony of psychoanalytic methods, and the paradigm’s decline with the ascendance of biological and pharmaceutical approaches to mental illness. The book’s historical sweep is broad, ranging from the age of the asylum to the rise of psychopharmacology and the dubious triumphs of “community care.” The essays in Psychiatry and Its Discontents provide a vivid and compelling portrait of the recurring crises of legitimacy experienced by “mad-doctors,” as psychiatrists were once called, and illustrates the impact of psychiatry’s ideas and interventions on the lives of those afflicted with mental illness.

Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices
Author: Brendan Kelly
Publsiher: Irish Academic Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2016-11-07
ISBN: 1911024442
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearing Voices Book Excerpt:

Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland is a monumental work by one of Ireland’s leading psychiatrists, encompassing every psychiatric development from the Middle Ages to the present day, and examining the far-reaching social and political effects of Ireland’s troubled relationship with mental illness. From the “Glen of Lunatics”, said to cure the mentally ill, to the overcrowded asylums of later centuries – with more beds for the mentally ill than any other country in the world – Ireland has a complex, unsettled history in the practice of psychiatry. Kelly’s definitive work examines Ireland’s unique relationship with conceptions of mental ill health throughout the centuries, delving into each medical breakthrough and every misuse of authority – both political and domestic – for those deemed to be mentally ill. Through fascinating archival records, Kelly writes a crisp and accessible history, evaluating everything from individual case histories to the seismic effects of the First World War, and exploring the attitudes that guided treatments, spanning Brehon Law to the emerging emphasis on human rights. Hearing Voices is a marvel that affords incredible insight into Ireland’s social and medical history while providing powerful observations on our current treatment of mental ill health in Ireland.

Mental Health and Well Being

Mental Health and Well Being
Author: Neil Thompson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 1351123882
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Health and Well Being Book Excerpt:

Mental Health and Well-Being provides a sound foundation for understanding alternatives to the medical model of mental health. Students and professionals alike will find an easy to understand overview of critiques of the dominant medical model of mental health and well-being, both longstanding and more recent, and will come away from the book with a more theoretically sound, holistic conception of mental health and well-being. Written by an experienced mental health expert and replete with practical anecdotes, exercises, and examples to help readers apply the book’s material, this book offers an essential foundation for developing more humane mental health practices.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry
Author: Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2022
ISBN: 303086541X
Category: Clinical health psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

This book was the end product of life experiences, thoughts and intellectual wanderings of the author, who through his career and for the last twenty years was always serving all the three aspects of a Psychiatrist: He is a clinician, a researcher and an academic teacher. The book includes a comprehensive history of Psychiatry since antiquity and until today, with an emphasis not only on main events but also specifically and with much detail and explanations, on the chain of events that led to a particular development. At the center of this work is the question "what is mental illness?" and "does free will exist?" These are questions which tantalize Psychiatrists, neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, patients and their families and the sensitive and educated lay persons alike. Thus, the book includes a comprehensive review and systematic elaboration on the definition and the concept of mental illness, a detailed discussion on the issue of free will as well as the state of the art of contemporary Psychiatry and the socio-political currents it has provoked. Finally the book includes a description of the academic, social and professional status of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists and a view of future needs and possible developments. A last moment addition was the chapter on conspiracy theories, as a consequence of the experience with the social media and the public response to the COVID-19 outbreak which coincided with the final stage of the preparation of the book. Their study is an excellent opportunity to dig deep into the relation among human psychology, mental health, the society and politics and to swim in intellectually dangerous waters

Madness

Madness
Author: Peter Morrall
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1317444124
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.

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.

Understanding Mental Health Care Critical Issues in Practice

Understanding Mental Health Care  Critical Issues in Practice
Author: Marc Roberts
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2018-04-09
ISBN: 1526451352
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Mental Health Care Critical Issues in Practice Book Excerpt:

Practitioner-focused, essential reading for students of mental health, this dynamic book provides a critical overview of current issues in mental health practice. It offers concrete guidance on navigating and evaluating different approaches to mental health care, giving crucial space to approaches which put the service user at the heart of care provision and recovery. Tackling the complex and challenging, Understanding Mental Health: guides students through the landscape of mental health care through detailed case studies that situate practice and bring theory to life provides a thorough introduction to critical issues through sign-posted chapter aims, concept summaries and activities.

Hidden Valley Road

Hidden Valley Road
Author: Robert Kolker
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN: 178747383X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Valley Road Book Excerpt:

12 children. 6 of them diagnosed with schizophrenia. Science's greatest hope in understanding the disease. ___________ *ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2020* *TIME 100 Must-Read Books Of 2020 Pick* *New York Times bestseller* *Selected as Oprah's Book Club Pick* 'Startlingly intimate' - The Sunday Times 'Grippingly told and brilliantly reported' - Mail on Sunday 'Unforgettable' - The Times For fans of Educated, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Three Identical Strangers Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins - aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony - and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope. 'An extraordinary case study and tour de force of reporting' - Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind 'This book tore my heart out. It is a revelation-about the history of mental health treatment, about trauma, foremost about family-and a more-than-worthy follow-up to Robert Kolker's brilliant Lost Girls' -Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me and Give Me Your Hand 'Hidden Valley Road contains everything: scientific intrigue, meticulous reporting, startling revelations, and, most of all, a profound sense of humanity. It is that rare book that can be read again and again' -David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon

Introduction to Psychiatry

Introduction to Psychiatry
Author: Audrey Walker,Steven Schlozman,Jonathan Alpert
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2021-08-12
ISBN: 0521279844
Category: MEDICAL
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

An accessible and comprehensive textbook providing an essential foundation in contemporary psychiatry for medical students and trainees.

Psychiatry for Beginners E Book

Psychiatry for Beginners   E Book
Author: RAVI GUPTA
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN: 8131245020
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry for Beginners E Book Book Excerpt:

This book has been designed for the beginners in Psychiatry. It is based upon the current knowledge regarding Psychiatric disorders and unfolds the neuro-scientific foundation of the symptoms and their management. Chapters are clubbed into sections, and each section represents a super-specialty in the field of Psychiatry. Then it goes to the next level of organization. Disorders that share some common features are grouped into one chapter. Each chapter begins with the basic concept that ties all the disorders described in that chapter to reduce the burden on your memory. As you do in the clinics, each chapter starts with a clinical vignette and then discusses the clinical features of other disorders falling in the same group. Pathophysiology is depicted with the help of diagrams so as to improve your understanding. In addition to differential diagnosis, a section of diagnostic fallacies has been given. This book is based upon the DSM-5 criteria, which makes it useful for the students appearing in USMLE examination. However, for students from other countries a comparison between DSM-5 and ICD-10 has been provided. This book comes with complimentary access to enhanced e-book with digital assets: University and PG exam patterned MCQs Important case discussions

Narrative Psychiatry and Family Collaborations

Narrative Psychiatry and Family Collaborations
Author: NINA TEJS JØRRING,June Alexander,David Epston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2022-04-01
ISBN: 1000556689
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrative Psychiatry and Family Collaborations Book Excerpt:

Narrative Psychiatry and Family Collaborations is about helping families with complex psychiatric problems by seeing and meeting the families and the family members, as the best versions of themselves, before we see and address the diagnoses. This book draws on ten years of clinical research and contains stories about helping people, who are heavily burdened with psychiatric illnesses, to find ways to live a life as close as possible to their dreams. The chapters are organized according to ideas, values, and techniques. The book describes family-oriented practices, narrative collaborative practices, narrative psychiatric practices, and narrative agency practices. It also talks about wonderfulness interviewing, mattering practices, public note taking on paper charts, therapeutic letter writing, diagnoses as externalized problems, narrative medicine, and family community meetings. Each chapter includes case studies that illustrate the theory, ethics, and practice, told by Nina Jørring in collaboration with the families and colleagues. The book will be of interest to child and adolescent psychiatrists and all other mental health professionals working with children and families.

Social Work and Mental Health

Social Work and Mental Health
Author: Sylvia Mignon, MSW, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN: 0826164439
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work and Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Clear, comprehensive, and accessible, this textbook presents an overview of the contemporary American mental health system and its impact on clients and social workers. The failure of the system to provide quality care for the mentally ill is explored, including issues and policies that social workers face in accessing mental health care for their clients, while also discussing the ways in which social workers can improve the overall functioning of the system and promote the development and expansion of policy and practice innovations. This is the first textbook to examine the lack of understanding of the roots of mental illness, the challenges in classification of mental disorders for social workers, and difficult behavioral manifestations of mental illness. By looking at the flaws and disparities in the provision of mental health services, especially in relation to the criminal justice system and homelessness and mental illness, social work students will be able to apply policy and practice to improve mental health care in their everyday work. A focus on the lived experiences of the mentally ill and their families, along with the experiences of social workers, adds a unique, real-world perspective. Key Features: Delivers a clear and accessible overview and critique of social work in the broader context of mental health care in the US Reviews historical and current mental health policies, laws, and treatments, and assesses their impact on social services for the mentally ill Investigates racial and ethnic disparities in mental health provision Incorporates the experiences of people with mental illness as well as those of social workers Offers recommendations for future social work development of mental health policies and services Includes Instructors Manual with PowerPoint slides, chapter summaries and objectives, and discussion questions Addresses CSWE core competency requirements

Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies
Author: Andrew Scull
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 0674265106
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desperate Remedies Book Excerpt:

A sweeping history of American psychiatry--from the mental hospital to the brain lab--that reveals the devastating treatments doctors have inflicted on their patients (especially women) in the name of science and questions our massive reliance on meds. For more than two hundred years, disturbances of the mind--the sorts of things that were once called "madness"--have been studied and treated by the medical profession. Mental illness, some insist, is a disease like any other, whose origins can be identified and from which one can be cured. But is this true? In this masterful account of America's quest to understand and treat everything from anxiety to psychosis, one of the most provocative thinkers writing about psychiatry today sheds light on its tumultuous past. Desperate Remedies brings together a galaxy of mind doctors working in and out of institutional settings: psychologists and psychoanalysts, neuroscientists, and cognitive behavioral therapists, social reformers and advocates of mental hygiene, as well as patients and their families desperate for relief. Andrew Scull begins with the birth of the asylum in the reformist zeal of the 1830s and carries us through to the latest drug trials and genetic studies. He carefully reconstructs the rise and fall of state-run mental hospitals to explain why so many of the mentally ill are now on the street and why so many of those whose bodies were experimented on were women. In his compelling closing chapters, he reveals how drug companies expanded their reach to treat a growing catalog of ills, leading to an epidemic of over-prescribing while deliberately concealing debilitating side effects. Carefully researched and compulsively readable, Desperate Remedies is a definitive account of America's long battle with mental illness that challenges us to rethink our deepest assumptions about who we are and how we think and feel.

Nursing History Review Volume 26

Nursing History Review  Volume 26
Author: Patricia D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 0826144586
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nursing History Review Volume 26 Book Excerpt:

Nursing History Review, an annual peer-reviewed publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing, is a showcase for the most significant current research on nursing history. Regular sections include scholarly articles, over a dozen book reviews of the best publications on nursing and health care history that have appeared in the past year, and a section abstracting new doctoral dissertations on nursing history. Historians, researchers, and individuals fascinated with the rich field of nursing will find this an important resource. Included in Volume 26... Different Places, Different Ideas: Reimagining Practice in American Psychiatric Nursing After World War II Evolving as Necessity Dictates: Home and Public Health in the 19th and 20th Centuries “Women’s Mission Among Women”: Unacknowledged Origins of Public Health Nursing The Triumph of Proximity: The Impact of District Nursing Schemes in 1890s’ Rural Ireland More than Educators: New Zealand’s Plunket Nurses, 1907–1950 To Care and Educate: The Continuity Within Queen’s Nursing in Scotland, c. 1948–2000

DSM 5 Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

DSM 5   Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Author: Robert J. Hilt, M.D., FAAP, FAACAP, FAPA,Abraham M. Nussbaum, M.D., FAPA
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-12-18
ISBN: 1585624942
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DSM 5 Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Building on the best-selling Pocket Guide to the DSM-5(tm) Diagnostic Exam, The DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health teaches readers how to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan for this patient population. Because these patients are more likely to initiate mental health treatment in a primary care rather than specialty care setting, the authors pay particular attention to the practical exigencies of the primary care setting. Accordingly, chapters are devoted to topics such as diagnostically interviewing around different chief complaints; performing 15- and 30-minute versions of the diagnostic interview; recognizing developmental milestones and red flags for referral, and more. The book's structure is flexible, affording readers the freedom to read sections in their entirety for background or to use the guide on the fly, as with interview questions for specific diagnoses. The book is an essential reference for primary care physicians, pediatricians, residents in training, and general psychiatrists, and other practitioners caring for children and adolescents experiencing mental distress and mental illness. The authors have designed the book with a variety of useful features:* Multiple tables and figures make expert advice readily accessible, including tables for developmental milestones, common clinical concerns, and medications.* Brief supplements to the diagnostic interview are presented, including an easy-to-use summary of DSM-5 disorders, a stepwise approach to differential diagnosis, the mental status examination and a psychiatric glossary, DSM-5-related diagnostic tools and scales, and coverage of alternative diagnostic systems and rating scales.* A seven-step sequential framework for generating a differential diagnosis helps clinicians develop their clinical decision-making skills and ensure that they take into account the many and interrelated causes of mental disorders.* Initial psychosocial recommendations are included for such topics as sleep hygiene and behavior management. Recognizing that clinicians need to use DSM-5 criteria and evidence-based treatment protocols to formulate treatment plans, the authors designed this book for all levels of experience. Direct, practical, and informative, The DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health will enable readers to efficiently and effectively use DSM-5 as part of a comprehensive diagnostic interview and treatment planning.

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.

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health
Author: Teresa L. Scheid,Eric R. Wright
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 825
Release: 2017-06-08
ISBN: 1107134870
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health Book Excerpt:

The third edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health presents a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health.

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.