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Journeys through mental illness : clients' experiences and understandings of mental distress

Author: Juliet L H Foster
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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With service users' perspectives being increasingly recognised in healthcare, this title highlights the importance of clients' perceptions of all aspects of mental illness, examining the implications of these understandings, especially in relation to clients' relationships with services.
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Foster, Juliet L.H.
Journeys through mental illness.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608491733
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet L H Foster
ISBN: 9781403986252 1403986258 9781403986269 1403986266
OCLC Number: 123798614
Description: vii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Allowing Madness Vox --
Perspectives from Psychology, Psychiatry and Other Disciplines --
Perspectives from Clients Themselves and the User Movements --
Defining Mental Health Problems By and Through Experience --
The Journey Through Mental Illness --
Labelled, Spoiled, Negotiated, Rejected: Identity and Mental Health --
Representing Mental Ill Health --
Conclusions and Implications --
Appendix: Methods --
References.
Responsibility: Juliet L.H. Foster.

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