Creating Mental Illness

University of Chicago Press (2002)
In this surprising book, Allan V. Horwitz argues that our current conceptions of mental illness as a disease fit only a small number of serious psychological conditions and that most conditions currently regarded as mental illness are cultural constructions, normal reactions to stressful social circumstances, or simply forms of deviant behavior.
Keywords Psychiatry Philosophy  Psychiatry History  Deviant behavior Labeling theory
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Call number RC437.5.H674 2002
ISBN(s) 9780226353814   0226353818
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