Critical Psychiatry: The Limits of Madness

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Palgrave Macmillan (2006)
Abstract
Psychiatry is increasingly dominated by the reductionist claim that mental illness is caused by neurobiological abnormalities such as chemical imbalances in the brain. Critical psychiatry does not believe that this is the whole story 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. It is an advance over the polarization created by the "anti-psychiatry" of the past.
Keywords Psychiatry Philosophy  Mental health policy  Crisis intervention (Mental health services  Psychiatry Social aspects
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Call number RC437.5.C75 2006
ISBN(s) 0230001289
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