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Being human : reflections on mental distress in society

Author: Alastair Morgan
Publisher: Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK : PCCS Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Attempts to shed fresh light on the intersections between mental health, mental distress and society. This work provides a statement of the importance of thinking through the humanities for any  Read more...

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Being human.
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK : PCCS Books, 2008
(OCoLC)761348183
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Morgan
ISBN: 9781906254063 1906254060
OCLC Number: 302062267
Description: 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Alastair Morgan Part One: Understanding and Representing Mental Distress1. Feelings, Beliefs and Being Human. John Cromby2. Towards a Critical Perspective on A"Narrative LossA" in Schizophrenia. Phil Thomas3. Constructions, Reconstructions and Deconstructions of Mental Health. Ian Parker4. The Authority of Lived Experience. Alastair Morgan5. Philosophy and Psyche: What can philosophy tell psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy? Miles Clapha Part Two: Symptoms in Society6. The role of Tricksters in Challenging Psychiatry. Helen Spandler7. Writing From the Asylum: A Re-Assessment of Female Patients in the History of Psychiatry In France. Susannah Wilson8. Mirrors of Shame: the Act of Shaming and the Spectacle of Female Shame. Jocelyn Catty9. Symptoms in Society. The Cultural Significance of Fatigue in Victorian Society. Chris Ward10. Artaud's Madness: The Absence of Work? Patrick CallaghanPart Three: Critical Reflections on Practice11. A Phenomenological Encounter: Prelude to a Mental Health Assessment in a Magistrates Cells. Dave R. Wilson12. Opening up Space for Dissension: A Questioning Psychology. Bob Diamond13. Clinical Psychology and Truth. David Smail
Responsibility: edited by Alastair Morgan.

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