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The Resource Abolishing the concept of mental illness : rethinking the nature of our woes, Richard Hallam

Abolishing the concept of mental illness : rethinking the nature of our woes, Richard Hallam

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Abolishing the concept of mental illness : rethinking the nature of our woes
Title
Abolishing the concept of mental illness
Title remainder
rethinking the nature of our woes
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Richard Hallam
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Abolishing the Concept of Mental Illness: Rethinking the Nature of Our Woes, Richard Hallam takes aim at the very concept of mental illness, and explores new ways of thinking about and responding to psychological distress. Though the concept of mental illness has infiltrated everyday language, academic research, and public policy-making, there is very little evidence that woes are caused by somatic dysfunction. This timely book rebuts arguments put forward to defend the illness myth and traces historical sources of the mind/body debate; the author discusses what it means in concrete clinical terms to consider mental illness as a metaphor, and presents a balanced overview of the past utility and current disadvantages of employing a medical illness metaphor against the backdrop of current UK clinical practice. Insightful and easy to read, Abolishing the Concept of Mental Illness will appeal to all professionals and academics working in clinical psychology, as well as psychotherapists and other mental health practitioners."--
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Hallam, Richard S
Dewey number
616.89
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Psychiatry
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatry
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Abolishing the concept of mental illness : rethinking the nature of our woes, Richard Hallam
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introducing the issues; 2 Thomas Szasz and the myth of mental illness; 3 â#x80;#x98;Mentalâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;bodilyâ#x80;#x99; causes of woes: a brief history; 4 â#x80;#x98;Major depressionâ#x80;#x99;: the creation of a mythical disease; 5 Agency, rationality, and the concept of mental illness; 6 Medicalisation: resistance or replacement?; 7 Well-being and mental health; 8 A future without the concept of mental illness; Index
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781351664769
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)1029352933
Label
Abolishing the concept of mental illness : rethinking the nature of our woes, Richard Hallam
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introducing the issues; 2 Thomas Szasz and the myth of mental illness; 3 â#x80;#x98;Mentalâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;bodilyâ#x80;#x99; causes of woes: a brief history; 4 â#x80;#x98;Major depressionâ#x80;#x99;: the creation of a mythical disease; 5 Agency, rationality, and the concept of mental illness; 6 Medicalisation: resistance or replacement?; 7 Well-being and mental health; 8 A future without the concept of mental illness; Index
Control code
on1029352933
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351664769
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1029352933

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