The Social Nature of Mental Illness

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Routledge, 2 сент. 2003 г. - Всего страниц: 232
Psychiatrists assert that mental illness is a physiological brain disorder. The anti-psychiatry movement refutes this on grounds of lack of evidence claiming that mental illness is socially defined. Len Bowers offers a rational, objective and philosophical critique of the theories of mental illness as a social construct and concludes that, though sometimes misguided, they cannot be wholly rejected. This critical scrutiny of a controversial and keenly-debated issue will be of interest to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, sociologists and professionals in paramedical disciplines.
 

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Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Deviance
7
Chapter 3 Rules
29
Chapter 4 Culture
41
Chapter 5 Diagnosis
69
Chapter 6 History
91
Chapter 7 Politics
115
Chapter 8 Illness
139
Chapter 9 Physiology
163
Chapter 10 Social construct
185
Bibliography
197
Name index
209
Subject index
213
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