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Critical psychiatry: a biography

Critical psychiatry: a biography

Cummins, Ian, 1961- author

A history of critical psychiatry that also acts as a call for a new approach to mental health services

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Published St Albans : Critical Publishing 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Ian Cummins
ISBN: 1911106600, 1911106619, 1911106627, 1911106635, 9781911106609, 9781911106616, 9781911106623, 9781911106630
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (95 pages).
Series: Critical skills for social work
Subject: Mental Health Services history.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; Psychiatry.; Psychiatry History.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; MEDICAL Diseases.; Mental Disorders.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; Psychiatry history.
Series Title: Critical skills for social work.
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  1. Cover
  2. Half-title
  3. Series page
  4. Title page
  5. Copyright information
  6. Dedication page
  7. Table of Contents
  8. Meet the author
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Introduction
  11. Critical psychiatry Or anti-psychiatry
  12. Psychiatry and the counterculture
  13. 1 R D Laing: the psychiatrist of the counterculture
  14. Glasgow
  15. Major works
  16. The rumpus room and the establishment of Kingsley Hall
  17. Kingsley Hall
  18. Laing, the family and madness
  19. Mental illness as a journey
  20. Mad to be normal?
  21. 2 Michel Foucault
  22. Madness and Civilization
  23. Responses to Foucault
  24. The continuing importance of Foucault
  25. Conclusion
  26. 3 Erving Goffman: madness, and the asylum as a total institutionStigma; The Insanity of Place; Asylums; Total institutions; Institutionalisation; Identity and the loss of self; Goffman's legacy; 4 Frantz Fanon: Black Minds Matter
  27. race, psychiatry and revolutionary politics; Key works; Othering; Race, racism and mental health services; Conclusion; 5 Thomas Szasz: a libertarian challenge to the 'therapeutic state'; The Myth of Mental Illness; The therapeutic state, consent and coercion; Discussion; 6 Franco Basaglia: psychiatry as radical politics; Gramsci; The radical politics of 1968
  28. Basaglia in GoriziaBasgalia's Law or Law 180
  29. Critical perspectives on Basaglia's work
  30. Basaglia and contemporary mental health services
  31. Conclusion
  32. 7 David Rosenhan: an experiment revisited
  33. The Rosenhan experiment
  34. Rosenhan's main conclusions
  35. Critical responses to Rosenhan
  36. Discussion
  37. Conclusion
  38. 8 Plath, Frame and Kesey: psychiatry and the literary imagination
  39. The Bell Jar
  40. The novels of Janet Frame
  41. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  42. Psychiatry, ECT and representation
  43. Conclusion
  44. Conclusion
  45. Community care
  46. Recovery
  47. Conclusion
  48. Bibliography
  49. Index