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Reconstructing Schizophrenia by Richard P. Bentall
Book Description'The summaries of evidence have provided ready-made challenges to previously unquestioned medical options ...the book provides a challenging update on the nature of scientific inquiry.' - British Journal of Clinical Psychology Despite nearly one hundred years of research, very little progress has been achieved in the understanding of schizophrenic behaviour. There remains considerable uncertainty even about the fundamental features of the hypothesised illness. Reconstructing Schizophrenia subjects the difficult concept of schizophrenia to rigorous scientific, historical and sociological scrutiny. They ask why a biological defect has been assumed in the absence of hard evidence and look at what can be done psychologically to alleviate schizophrenic symptoms. Finally, they explore what new models and research strategies are required in order to understand schizophrenic behaviour. The result is a book that provides a distinctive and critical perspective on modern psychiatric theories and which demonstrates the severe limitations of an exclusively medical approach to understanding madness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415075244
(216mm x 138mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard P. Bentall
Doctoring the Mind, Paperback (June 2010)
Why is the Western world's treatment of mental illness so flawed? Who really benefits from psychiatry? And why would a patient in Nigeria have a much greater chance of recovery than one in the UK? This title reveals the truths behind the system of mental health care in the West.
Madness Explained, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Richard P. Bentall
Explains what madness is, to show that it can be understood in psychological terms, and that by studying it we can learn important insights about the normal mind. This book argues that traditional approaches to madness must be abandoned in favour of an approach which is more consistent with what we know about the human mind.
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Author Biography - Richard P. Bentall
Richard Bentall is Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool.
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