Critical Perspectives on Mental Health

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Medical - 208 pages
Over the last forty years, there have been numerous attempts to critique the theory and practice of mental health care. Taking its lead from anti-psychiatry, Critical Perspectives on Mental Health seeks to explore and evaluate the claims of mainstream mental health ideologies and to establish what implications the critiques of these perspectives have for practice. This text will be essential reading for students and those working in the social work and mental health care professions.
 

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Contents

The historical maze
13
From asylum to community relocating psychiatry
28
Alternative models of managing mental distress
52
Antipsychiatry passing fad or force for change?
71
Gender and race critiques of psychiatry
90
Crises of legitimacy
118
Towards a new critical perspective on mental health care
147
Implications for practice
172
Bibliography
182
Index
207
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Vicki Coppock is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at Edge Hill College; John Hopton is a Lecturer in Applied Social Studies at the University of Manchester.

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