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The Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health

Editors: O'Reilly, Michelle, Lester, Jessica Nina (Eds.)

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This Handbook gathers together empirical and theoretical chapters from leading scholars and clinicians to examine the broad issue of adult mental health. The contributors draw upon data from a variety of contexts to illustrate the multiple ways in which language as action can assist us in better understanding the discursive practices that surround adult mental health. Conversation and discourse analysis are useful, related approaches for the study of mental health conditions, particularly when underpinned by a social constructionist framework. In the field of mental health, the use of these two approaches is growing, with emergent implications for adults with mental health conditions, their practitioners, and/or their families.

Divided into four parts; Reconceptualising Mental Health and Illness; Naming, Labelling and Diagnosing; The Discursive Practice of Psychiatry; and Therapy and Interventions; this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current debates regarding adult mental health.

About the authors

Michelle O'Reilly is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, Greenwood Institute of Child Health, UK. She specialises in discourse and conversation analysis of child mental health interactions. Michelle has a particular interest in childhood autism and has published books and papers in both mental health and autism.

Jessica Nina Lester is Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. She teaches research methods courses, including discourse analysis. Her research is focused on the study and development of qualitative methodologies, with much of her work positioned at the intersection of discourse studies and disability studies.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Social Construction of Normality and Pathology

    O’Reilly, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The History and Landscape of Conversation and Discourse Analysis

    Lester, Jessica Nina (et al.)

    Pages 23-44

  • Using Discourse and Conversation Analysis to Study Clinical Practice in Adult Mental Health

    Kiyimba, Nikki

    Pages 45-63

  • The Research Interview in Adult Mental Health: Problems and Possibilities for Discourse Studies

    Hepworth, Julie (et al.)

    Pages 64-81

  • Inclusive Conversation Analysis with Disabled People

    Williams, Val (et al.)

    Pages 82-100

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49685-0
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $240.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49684-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health
Editors
  • Michelle O'Reilly
  • Jessica Nina Lester
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49685-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137496850
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49684-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVI, 704
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