Critical Perspectives on Mental Health
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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The historical maze
From asylum to community relocating psychiatry
Alternative models of managing mental distress
Antipsychiatry passing fad or force for change?
Gender and race critiques of psychiatry
Crises of legitimacy
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