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Users and Abusers of Psychiatry Second Edition: A Critical Look at Psychiatric Practice
Johnstone, Lucy
Routledge / Softcover / 2000-05-01 / 0415211565
Psychiatry
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Users and Abusers of Psychiatry is a radically different, critical account of the day-to-day practice of psychiatry. Using real-life examples and her own experience as a clinical psychologist, Lucy Johnstone argues that the traditional way of treating mental illness can often exacerbate people's original difficulties leaving them powerless, disabled and distressed.
In this completely revised and updated second edition, she draws on a range of evidence to present a very different understanding of psychiatric breakdown than that found in standard medical textbooks.
Users and Abusers of Psychiatry is a challenging but ultimately inspiring read for all who are involved in mental health - whether as professionals, students, service users, relatives or interested lay people.

-from the publisher's website

Contents:
Acknowledgements. Glossary. The Story of a Depressed Housewife. The Rescue Game. The Sick Role. The Treatment Barrier. Women's and Men's Role Problems and Psychiatry. The Professionals and Their Training. A Brief History of Psychiatry. Physical Treatments and the Role of the Drug Industry. Resistance in the System. Psychiatry and Wider Society. Pointers to the Future. Notes. Index.

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