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Our Psychiatric Future

Author : Nikolas Rose
ISBN : 9780745689159
Genre : Social Science
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Our everyday lives are increasingly intertwined with psychiatry and discussions of mental health. Yet the dominant medical discipline of psychiatry remains surrounded by controversy. Is mental distress really an illness like any other, treatable by drugs? Can psychiatrists differentiate between mental disorders normal eccentricities, anxieties or even sadness? Should the power of psychiatrists be challenged by the knowledge of those with lived experience of mental ill health? In this penetrating analysis, Nikolas Rose critiques the powerful part that psychiatry has come to play in the lives of so many across the world. A series of chapters, each tackling an area of dispute head on, opens wide the terrain of debate addressing issues such as advances in brain science, the politics of Western psychiatry's spread across the globe, and recent evidence of social adversity's role in producing mental ill health. The answers we find to these pressing questions will shape the psychiatric futures that are being brought into existence. Ultimately, this book proposes a radically different future, no less evidence-based or rigorous, and indeed far more attuned to the realities of mental health, and argues that, as a branch of social medicine, another psychiatry is possible.
Category: Social Science

Exploring Grief

Author : Michael Hviid Jacobsen
ISBN : 9780429574825
Genre : Social Science
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As modern society’s routine sequestration of death and grief is increasingly replaced by late-modern society’s growing concern with existential issues and emotionality, this book explores grief as a social emotion, bringing together contributions from scholars across the social sciences and humanities to examine its social and cultural aspects. Thematically organised in order to consider the historical changes in our understanding of grief, literary treatments of grief, contemporary forms of grief and grief as a perspective from which to engage in critique of society, it provides insights into the sociality of grief and will appeal to scholars of sociology, social theory and cultural studies with interests in the emotions and social pathologies.
Category: Social Science

Key Concepts In Mental Health

Author : David Pilgrim
ISBN : 9781529703627
Genre : Medical
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Now in an updated fifth edition, this book provides readers with overviews of all the key theories, concepts and terminology associated with mental health, summarising them succinctly in a series of easily digestible yet expertly written entries. Structured into four sections, the text starts with entries related to Mental Health and Mental Abnormality, before moving onto Mental Health Services and Society. The new edition offers: 68 concise chapters including new entries on ADHD, Secondary Prevention, Challenges for Practitioners, and The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health. Updates across all chapters to make the content more in-line with contemporary critical debates in mental health, including new terminology and references to modern mental health services. A new contextualising introduction on the sticky subject of mental health terminology. Additional further reading examples and suggestions An essential guide for students of mental health studies, health, nursing, social work, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy.
Category: Medical

The Idea Of The Brain

Author : Matthew Cobb
ISBN : 9781541646865
Genre : Science
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An "elegant", "engrossing" (Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal) examination of what we think we know about the brain and why -- despite technological advances -- the workings of our most essential organ remain a mystery. "I cannot recommend this book strongly enough."--Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm For thousands of years, thinkers and scientists have tried to understand what the brain does. Yet, despite the astonishing discoveries of science, we still have only the vaguest idea of how the brain works. In The Idea of the Brain, scientist and historian Matthew Cobb traces how our conception of the brain has evolved over the centuries. Although it might seem to be a story of ever-increasing knowledge of biology, Cobb shows how our ideas about the brain have been shaped by each era's most significant technologies. Today we might think the brain is like a supercomputer. In the past, it has been compared to a telegraph, a telephone exchange, or some kind of hydraulic system. What will we think the brain is like tomorrow, when new technology arises? The result is an essential read for anyone interested in the complex processes that drive science and the forces that have shaped our marvelous brains.
Category: Science

Psychiatric Quarterly

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ISBN : OSU:32435020349353
Genre : Insanity (Law)
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Category: Insanity (Law)

Mental Health In Our Future Cities

Author : David Goldberg
ISBN : 9781317840893
Genre : Psychology
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Across the world, cities are becoming larger, as populations drift from the country into urban areas. At the same time, the mentally ill are leaving the mental hospitals and new forms of care are being found in the community. The best ways in which services for the mentally ill can be organized in the community is still a matter for debate, and as cities become larger problems may become greater.; This text compares mental health services in London with those in Amsterdam, Baltimore, Bangalore, Copenhagen, Kobe, Madison, Porto Alegre, Sydney, Teheran and Verona. It describes arrangements that work in practice, and includes some of the ideas and practices in mental health services.
Category: Psychology

Towards A Full Life

Author : Ireland. Department of Health
ISBN : UCBK:B000693110
Genre : People with disabilities
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Category: People with disabilities

Psychodynamic Concepts In General Psychiatry

Author : Harvey J. Schwartz
ISBN : 0880485361
Genre : Medical
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Psychodynamic Concepts in General Psychiatry brings together 37 nationally recognized psychodynamic psychiatrists who discuss in detail their understanding of how to work with specific types of patients. Separate chapters on clinical syndromes, including some of the most challenging that psychiatrists encounter--for example, in self-destructive, posttraumatic, and abused patients--provide both a historical review of dynamic perspectives and a detailed discussion of differential diagnosis and treatment selection for each disorder. Extensive clinical examples illustrating the underlying psychodynamic conflicts of patients with these disorders are presented as well. Also addressed in this volume are the psychological aspects of the settings in which therapy is practiced and the ways in which those settings affect both the psychiatrist and the patient. The final section contains chapters on current topics of particular relevance: the psychology of prescribing and taking medication, the meaning and impact of interruptions in treatment, and the provocative findings of new outcome research and cost-offset studies. The book closes with a recommended curriculum for training in psyschodynamic psychiatry.
Category: Medical

Destructive Trends In Mental Health

Author : Rogers H. Wright
ISBN : 9781135423551
Genre : Psychology
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This book takes as its inspiration the assumption that the atmosphere of intellectual openness, scientific inquiry, aspiration towards diversity, and freedom from political pressure that once flourished in the American Psychological Association has been eclipsed by an "ultra-liberal agenda," in which voices of dissent, controversial points of view, and minority groups are intimidated, ridiculed and censored. Chapters written by established and revered practitioners explore these important issues within the contexts of social change, the ways in which mental health services providers view themselves and their products, and various economic factors that have affected healthcare cost structure and delivery. In short, this book is intended to help consumers, practitioners, and policy makers to become better educated about a variety of recent issues and trends that have significantly changed the mental health fields.
Category: Psychology