Mental Illness and the Body
By (author) Louise Phillips
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Mental Illness and the Body by Louise Phillips
Book DescriptionUsing real life case studies of people experiencing mental illness, this book identifies how bodily presentation of patients may reflect certain aspects of their 'lived experience'. With reference to a range of theoretical perspectives including philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism and sociology, Mental Illness and the Body explores the ways in which understanding 'lived experience' may usefully be applied to mental health practice. Key features include: * an overview of the history of British psychiatry including treatments * an analysis of feminism and the way its insights have been applied to understanding women's mental health and illness * in-depth interviews with four patients diagnosed with mental illness * an outline of Freudian and post-Freudian perspectives on the body and their relevance to current mental health practice. Mental Illness and the Body is essential reading for mental health practitioners, allied professionals and anyone with an interest in the body and mental illness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415383202
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Louise Phillips
Louise Phillips is a lecturer in Mental Health at City University and a mental health nurse. She has practiced for the past 18 years in a variety of settings including elderly care, the voluntary sector and the NHS. Immediately before starting her academic career, she worked for a number of years as a Community Psychiatric Nurse in the King's Cross area of London. In addition to her nursing qualification she has a BA in European Cultural History and completed her PhD on approaches to the body and mental illness at the university of Kent at Canterbury in March 2003.
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