Understanding Mental Health and Illness

  • Gillian Anne Bendelow David Menkes
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  • Verwacht 13 januari 2021
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How do we distinguish between madness, mental illness and emotional distress? What are the consequences of this distinction in the provision of care and for the protection of individual and society? The concept of mental illness, and how best to define and manage it, continue to be hotly debated and present vital challenges to students in the health and social sciences. Pulling together perspectives from sociology, psychiatry, psychology, philosophy, ethics and history, this multidisciplinary text introduces students to current theory and evidence in order to bring them to a critical understanding of the debate. In three chronologically structured sections, the book explores: -The development and organisation of Western psychiatry; -Challenges to and social critiques of biomedicine and psychiatry, and -Current controversies in mental health. An up-to-date and incisive introduction to the subject which includes illuminating case material, this book is essential reading for students of medicine, nursing, psychology, social work and social policy.
PART ONE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF (WESTERN) PSYCHIATRY The History of Madness and the Asylum Biomedical Models of the Causation of Mental Illness Classification and Diagnostic Criteria Pharmaceutical and Physical Treatments PART TWO: CHALLENGES TO AND SOCIAL CRITIQUES OF BIOMEDICINE AND PSYCHIATRY Psychodynamic Approaches, the Rise and Rall of Psychological Therapies and 'Talking Cures' The Social (and Political) Control of Madness: Labelling Theory, 'Normalcy' and Anti-Psychiatry Social Constructionism or Social Causation? Cross Cultural Perspectives, Ethnicity and 'Race', Gender, Age and Sexuality Social Capital, Mental Health Inequalities and Psychosocial Interventions PART THREE: CONTEMPORARY MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES Integrated Medicine and Community Health Care Lay Concepts, User Groups and Expert Patients Media Representations of 'Dangerousness', Vulnerability and Public Understandings of Mental Illness Emotional Health: A Viable Concept for the 21st Century?
Uitgavejaar 2021
ISBN 9781412945127
Verschijningsdatum 13 jan. 2021
Omvang 192
Auteur(s) Gillian Anne Bendelow David Menkes
Bindwijze Paperback
Taal Engels

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