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A straight talking introduction to the causes of mental health problems

Author: John Read; Pete Sanders
Publisher: Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire : PCCS Books, 2010.
Series: Straight talking introductions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suitable for mental health service users, their carers, students and mental health professionals, this book presents a frank introduction to the causes of mental health problems.

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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Read; Pete Sanders
ISBN: 9781906254193 1906254192
OCLC Number: 701450116
Description: x, 165 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Our beliefs and values --
2. brief history of beliefs about the causes of human distress --
3. 20th century and beyond: The illness model --
4. Can we understand causes through diagnoses and labels? --
5. Public opinion: Depression is caused by depressing things happening --
6. Are the public right? What the research says about the causes of mental health problems --
7. Psychological theories: How events operate on us to create problems --
8. example of putting things together: Formulating depression --
9. Keep thinking (and feeling) about the causes of mental health problems.
Series Title: Straight talking introductions.
Other Titles: Causes of mental health problems
Responsibility: John Read & Pete Sanders.

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'An accessible look at complex issues which empowers the reader to start thinking for themselves. A refreshing antidote to the simplistic and pessimistic biomedical model.' Jacqui Dillon, Chair, Read more...

 
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