Models of Madness


ISBN: ISBN 9781583919064

Psychological, social and biological appraoches to schizophrenia

“Models of Madness” shows that hallucinations and delusions are understandable reactions to life events and circumstances rather than symptoms of a supposed genetic predisposition or biological disturbance. International contributors:

* Critique the ‘medical model’ of madness
* Examine the dominance of the ‘illness’ approach to understanding madness from historical and economic perspectives
* Document the role of drug companies
* Outline the alternatives to drug-based solutions
* Identify the urgency and possibility of prevention of madness

“Models of Madness” promotes a more humane and effective response to treating severly distressed people that will prove essential reading for psychiatrists and clinical psychologists and of great interest to all those who work in the mental health service.

Forfatter: Edited by John Read, Loren R. Mosher, Richard P. Bentall

Published for isps – The International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and other Psychoses.

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