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copertina di The Reality of Mental Illness

The Reality of Mental Illness

di Roth - Kroll  • 1986  • dettagli prodotto

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This book is psychiatry’s reply to the diverse group of antipsychiatrists that has made fashionable the view that mental illness is merely socially deviant behaviour. It establishes that mental illness has been recognised in all cultures since the beginning of history and goes on to explore the philosophical and medical basis for psychiatry’s diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.Table of Contents Introduction1. Mental illness, psychiatry and its critics2. Disorders of the mind and the role of medicine in historical perspective3. The evidence from transcultural enquiries4. A consideration of the mind-body problem and its bearing on the concept of disease5. Medical and alternative models of mental disease6. Social, ethical and philosophical aspects of involuntary hospitalization and the insanity defenceNotes


ISBN: 0521337615

Titolo: The Reality of Mental Illness


Editore: Cambridge University Press

Volume: Unico

Edizione: I 1986

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina flessibile

Pagine: 140