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How to Rethink Mental Illness - The Human Contexts Behind the Labels (Paperback) Loot Price: R729
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How to Rethink Mental Illness - The Human Contexts Behind the Labels (Paperback): Bernard Guerin

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How to Rethink Mental Illness - The Human Contexts Behind the Labels (Paperback)

Bernard Guerin

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The world of mental illness is typically framed around symptoms and cures, where every client is given a label. In this challenging new book, Professor Bernard Guerin provides a fresh alternative to considering these issues, based in interdisciplinary social sciences and discourse analysis rather than medical studies or cognitive metaphors. A timely and articulate challenge to mainstream approaches, Guerin asks the reader to observe the ecological contexts for behavior rather than diagnose symptoms, to find new ways to understand and help those experiencing mental distress. This book shows the reader: how we attribute `mental illness' to someone's behavior why we call some forms of suffering `mental' but not others what Western diagnoses look like when you strip away the theory and categories why psychiatry and psychology appeared for the first time at the start of modernity the relationship between capitalism and modern ideas of `mental illness' why it seems that women, the poor and people of Indigenous and non-Western backgrounds have worse `mental health' how we can rethink the `hearing of voices' more ecologically how self-identity has evolved historically how thinking arises from our social contexts rather than from inside our heads. Offering solutions rather than theory to develop a new `post-internal' psychology, How to Rethink Mental Illness will be essential reading for every mental health professional, as well as anyone who has either experienced a mental illness themselves, or helped a friend or family member who has.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2017
Authors: Bernard Guerin
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 238
ISBN-13: 978-1-138-20730-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Psychology
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Psychological methodology
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Social, group or collective psychology
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine > Clinical psychology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > Care of the mentally ill
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Psychological methodology > General
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine > Clinical psychology > General
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LSN: 1-138-20730-6
Barcode: 9781138207301

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