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Mental Health Matters is an innovative, interdisciplinary collection of texts which challenge traditional understandings of mental health, emphasising the perspectives of mental health service-users. Combining classic writings about mental health practices and problems from psychiatry, sociology and psychology with specially commissioned new articles, it considers theories and debates in mental health and distress; the social and historical dimensions of mental health; involving users in mental health services and practically improving those services.


Description

Mental Health Matters is an innovative, interdisciplinary collection of texts which challenge traditional understandings of mental health, emphasising the perspectives of mental health service-users. Combining classic writings about mental health practices and problems from psychiatry, sociology and psychology with specially commissioned new articles, it considers theories and debates in mental health and distress; the social and historical dimensions of mental health; involving users in mental health services and practically improving those services.


Contents

PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL DISTRESS: DEBATES AND THEORIES - Introduction - Psychological Approaches to Mental Health and Distress; R. Dallos - A Psychiatric Perspective on Mental Distress; R.E. Kendall - 'Schizophrenia' Re-evaluated; M. Boyle - Life Events Loss and Depressive Disorders; G. Browne - Transition and Loss; C. Murray Parkes - Women and Madness; P. Chesler - The Cultural Context of Mental Distress; R. Warner - Labelling Mental Illness; T. Scheff - On Being Sane in Insane Places; D.L. Rosenhan - Reversing Deviance; R. Gomm - Some Problematic Aspects of Dementia; T. Kitwood - The Families' Experience; D. Jones - PART TWO: MENTAL HEALTH POLICY, SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND CIVIL RIGHTS - Introduction - Mental Health and Inequality; R. Gomm - George III and Changing Views of Madness; L. Jones - Professionals, the State and the Development of Mental Health Policy; J. Busfield - Beyond the Asylum; J. Leff - Scare in the Community: Britain in Moral Panic; M. Muijen - Media Images of Mental Distress; G. Philo, J. Secker, S. Platt, L. Henderson, G. McLaughlin and J. Burnside - Towards Understanding Suicide; S. Taylor and A. Gilmour - Two Notions of Risk in Mental Health Debates; D. Pilgrim and A. Rogers - The History of Tranquilliser Use; J. Gabe - The Black Experience of Mental Health Law; D. Browne -The Need to Change Mental Health Law; N. Eastman PART THREE: INVOLVING USERS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - Introduction - The History of the User Movement in the UK; P. Campbell - The Lives of 'Users' - P. Barham and R. Hayward - Structuring Effective User Involvement; G. Maza - Mental Health Services that Empower Women; J. Williams and G. Watson - Asian Women Speak Out; S. Fenton and A. Sadiq - Focusing on Health: Focus Groups for Consulting About Health Needs; M. Tang and C. Cunninghame - What Users Want from Crisis Services; L. Sayce, Y. Christie, M. Slade and A. Cobb - PART FOUR: EXAMINING PRACTICE - Introduction - Using Research to Change Practice; G. Parry - Reviewing Advances in Psychiatry; R. Ramsay and T. Fahy - Normalising Professional Skills; D. Brandon - Developing a Bridge to Women's Social Action; S. Holland - Working Psychotherapeutically with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse; F. Gardner - Treating Anorexia Nervosa; J. Russell - Rehabilitating Voice-Hearers; M. Romme - Communicating as if Your Life Depended on It; J. Killick - Practising Cultural Psychiatry; S. Acharyya - Maintaining an Emergency Service; P. Tyrer - Working with Refugees and Survivors of Torture; J. Shackman and J. Reynolds - Doing Being Human; T. Heller