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The Social Control of Mental Illness
Horwitz, Allan V.
Eliot Werner Publications / Softcover / 2002-07-01 / 0971242763
Social & Political Issues / Psychiatry
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In this book Allan Horwitz views mental illness within a sociological framework of deviance and social control and evaluates communal and individualistic styles of therapeutic control. His new prologue updates the work in the context of significant changes in the American response to mental illness, including the process of psychiatric diagnosis, conceptions of mental illness, and the dynamics of the mental health professions.


Prologue to the Percheron Press Edition
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Meaning of Mental Illness
Chapter 3. The Recognition of Mental Illness
Chapter 4. The Labelers of Mental Illness
Chapter 5. The Reaction to Mental Illness
Chapter 6. The Nature of Therapeutic Social Control
Chapter 7. Communal Styles of Therapeutic Social Control
Chapter 8. Individualistic Styles of Therapeutic Social Control
Subject Index

Allan V. Horwitz, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

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