The Social Nature of Mental Illness
By (author) Leonard Bowers
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Social Nature of Mental Illness by Leonard Bowers
Book DescriptionPsychiatrists assert that mental illness is a physiological brain disorder. The anti-psychiatry movement refutes this on grounds of lack of evidence claiming that mental illness is socially defined. Len Bowers offers a rational, objective and philosophical critique of the theories of mental illness as a social construct and concludes that, though sometimes misguided, they cannot be wholly rejected. This critical scrutiny of a controversial and keenly-debated issue will be of interest to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, sociologists and professionals in paramedical disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415227773
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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