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eBook The Social Nature of Mental Illness ePub

by Dr. Leonard Bowers

  • ISBN: 0415227771
  • Category: Medicine
  • Subcategory: Medicine
  • Author: Dr. Leonard Bowers
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 10, 2000)
  • Pages: 232
  • ePub book: 1284 kb
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The anti-psychiatry movement refutes this on grounds of lack of evidence claiming that mental illness is socially defined. Len Bowers offers a rational.

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. The anti-psychiatry movement refutes this on grounds of lack of evidence claiming that mental illness is socially defined.

By: Dr. Leonard Bowers. Publisher: Routledge. Print ISBN: 9780415227773, 0415227771. 9780203361221, 9786610023356, 9781280023354, 0203361229, 6610023352, 128002335X, 9780415170024, 9780415227773, 0415170028, 0415227771.

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Social Nature of Mental Illness. The Social Nature of Mental Illness. Debate over the true nature of mental illness is polarized between those arguing for a social and those arguing for a physiological etiology. Unlike physical illness, most mental illnesses have no physiological signs or symptoms, and psychiatrists have no recourse to blood tests, cytology or X-rays to determine their presence or severity.

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Psychiatrists 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.