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Pure madness : how fear drives the mental health system

Author: Jeremy Laurance
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jeremy Laurance explores the tensions between themes of care and control in our mental health policy. Building each chapter around personal interviews, he looks at the political, medical, legal and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Laurance
ISBN: 0415369797 9780415369794 0415369800 9780415369800 9780203986486 0203986482
OCLC Number: 50440763
Description: xxi, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The state we're in --
2. How we got here --
3. Mad axemen and the growth of coercion --
4. A new law for the twenty-first century --
5. The clamour for consumer control --
6. Taking care to the community --
7. Taking care to the home --
8. Taking care to the streets --
9. Life stories --
10. Carers: the missing link --
11. The new meaning of community care.
Responsibility: Jeremy Laurance.
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'This controversial book will shock the mental health world. It will be warmly welcomed by those who think that the mentally ill are scandalously neglected. It will also provoke the antagonism of Read more...

 
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