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Abolishing the concept of mental illness : rethinking the nature of our woes

Author: Richard S Hallam
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
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"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.  Read more...
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Hallam, Richard S.
Abolishing the concept of mental illness.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2017049536
(OCoLC)1008762867
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard S Hallam
ISBN: 9781351664769 135166476X 1351664778 9781351664776 1315161249 9781315161242 1351664751 9781351664752
OCLC Number: 1029352933
Description: 1 online resource.
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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"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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