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Critical Perspectives on Mental Health - Vicki Coppock

Critical Perspectives on Mental Health

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2000
ISBN: 9781857288803
Number Of Pages: 224

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This text seeks to explore and evaluate the claims of what implications the critiques of these perspectives have for practice. Using the British mental health services as a case study, the book critically reviews the various social, political and intellectual developments which have shaped psychiatric practice and the delivery of mental health services. By evaluating the impact which new social and political movements of the 60s and 70s such as anti-racism, anti-psychiatry and radical feminism had on psychiatric thought, the authors argue that these movements led to challenges to the legitimacy of psychiatry. Using theoretical frameworks borrowed from critical criminology, these competing critiques are evaluated and the problems which affect the practice of mental health care in the 21st century are considered.

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""Using the British mental health services as a case study, Coppock and Hopton critically review the various social, political, and intellectual developments that have shaped psychiatric practice and the delivery of mental health services" --Book News, August 2000."

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The historical mazep. 13
From asylum to community: relocating psychiatryp. 28
Alternative models of managing mental distressp. 52
Anti-psychiatry: passing fad or force for change?p. 71
Gender and race critiques of psychiatryp. 90
Crises of legitimacyp. 118
Towards a new critical perspective on mental health carep. 147
Implications for practicep. 172
Bibliographyp. 182
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9781857288803
ISBN-10: 1857288807
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 3rd February 2000
Publisher: UCL PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.51 x 13.82  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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