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Mental health worldwide : culture, globalization and development

Author: Suman Fernando
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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Offers a perceptive critique of the universalized model of psychiatry and its apparent exportation from the West to the developing world. Rooted in detailed analysis of the problems this causes, the  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suman Fernando
ISBN: 1137329602 9781137329608
OCLC Number: 1028673579
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 17 octobre 2016).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xii, 210 pages) : fichier PDF.
Contents: PART I: CULTURAL HISTORY OF MADNESS, PSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH 1. Culture and Globalization in Relation to Mental Health 2. Understanding Madness, Mental Illness and Mental Health 3. Medicalization of Human Problems in the West PART II: WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MAJORITY WORLD 4.Mental Health and Mental Illness in Non-Western Countries 5. Colonial Psychiatry PART III: PSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR; EXPORTING PSYCHIATRY TO THE GLOBAL SOUTH 6. Medication Revolution and Emerging Discontents 7. Ethnic Problems in the West and Neo-Imperialism Abroad 8. International Politics of Mental Health and Psychiatry PART IV: DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 9. Modernizing Mental Health Services in the Global North 10. Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Global South 11. After-Thoughts: Power, Diagnosis and the Majority World
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