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Critical Psychiatry

The Limits of Madness

Editors: Double, D. (Ed.)

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Psychiatry is increasingly dominated by the reductionist claim that mental illness is caused by neurobiological abnormalities. Critical psychiatry disagrees with this and proposes a more ethical foundation for practice. This book describes an original framework for renewing mental health services in alliance with people with mental health problems.

About the authors

PAT BRACKEN Clinical Director of the West Cork Mental Health Services, Ireland JOHN HEATON Psychotherapist in the UK and one-time colleague of R.D. Laing DAVID INGLEBY Professor of Intercultural Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands TERRY LYNCH Medical Practitioner and Psychotherapist in Limerick, Republic of Ireland LUCY JOHNSTONE Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of the West of England, UK JOANNA MONCRIEFF Senior Lecturer in Social and Community Psychiatry, University College London, UK SHULAMIT RAMON Professor of Interprofessional Health and Social Studies, Anglia Polytechnic University, UK PHILIP THOMAS Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Citizenship and Community Mental Health, University of Bradford, UK SAMI TIMIMI Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust, UK

Reviews

'This is a classic work that everyone working in mental health should read. Even if you don't agree with what the authors say, it will certainly encourage you to think - critically.' - Mental Health Today


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Critical Psychiatry: Challenging the Biomedical Dominance of Psychiatry

    Double, D. B.

    Pages 3-15

  • Historical Perspectives on Anti-psychiatry

    Double, D. B.

    Pages 19-39

  • From Anti-psychiatry to Critical Psychiatry

    Heaton, John M.

    Pages 41-59

  • Transcultural Mental Health Care: The Challenge to Positivist Psychiatry

    Ingleby, David

    Pages 61-78

  • The Limits of Biomedical Models of Distress

    Johnstone, Lucy

    Pages 81-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Psychiatry
Book Subtitle
The Limits of Madness
Editors
  • D. Double
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59919-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230599192
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00128-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 251
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