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A Straight Talking Introduction to the Causes of Mental Health Problems

A Straight Talking Introduction to the Causes of Mental Health Problems Author John Read
ISBN-10 1906254192
Release 2010
Pages 165
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Succinct, thought-provoking, introduction ideal for students in all mental health disciplines and everyone with an interest in mental health.

Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis

Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis Author Lucy Johnstone
ISBN-10 1906254664
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 150
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A straight talking, myth busting book about psychiatric diagnosis and the flaws therein by a leading critical voice.

Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids

Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids Author Ellen Braaten
ISBN-10 1572307870
Release 2003-11-26
Pages 260
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Braaten and Felopulos describe how the evaluation process occurs in children, including the role (if any) that testing plays in diagnosing and devising treatment plans for dyslexia, ADHD, math and reading disorders, autism and Asperger syndrome, depression, anxiety, and other conditions.

A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs

A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs Author Joanna Moncrieff
ISBN-10 1906254176
Release 2009
Pages 155
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Debunks many myths about how psychiatric drugs work and how useful they are. Informative, practical and at times, uncomfortable reading.

A Straight Talking Introduction to Caring for Someone with Mental Health Problems

A Straight Talking Introduction to Caring for Someone with Mental Health Problems Author Jen Kilyon
ISBN-10 1906254184
Release 2009
Pages 134
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Tells how family and friends of people with complex mental health needs frequently have to battle for, and often with, mental health services, whilst they themselves can be stigmatised. This title is suitable for students in mental health disciplines, psychiatric service users, carers and indeed everyone with an interest in mental health.

A Straight Talking Introduction to Children s Mental Health Problems

A Straight Talking Introduction to Children s Mental Health Problems Author Sami Timimi
ISBN-10 190625415X
Release 2009
Pages 132
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An excellent introduction ideal for students of all mental health disciplines and parents of children with mental health difficulties.

De Medicalizing Misery

De Medicalizing Misery Author M. Rapley
ISBN-10 9780230342507
Release 2011-10-12
Pages 305
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Psychiatry and psychology have constructed a mental health system that does no justice to the problems it claims to understand and creates multiple problems for its users. Yet the myth of biologically-based mental illness defines our present. The book rethinks madness and distress reclaiming them as human, not medical, experiences.

The Sedated Society

The Sedated Society Author James Davies
ISBN-10 9783319449111
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 301
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This edited volume provides an answer to a rising public health concern: what drives the over prescription of psychiatric medication epidemic? Over 15% of the UK public takes a psychiatric medication on any given day, and the numbers are only set to increase. Placing this figure alongside the emerging clinical and scientific data revealing their poor outcomes and the harms these medications often cause, their commercial success cannot be explained by their therapeutic efficacy.Chapters from an interdisciplinary team of global experts in critical psychopharmacology rigorously examine how pharmaceutical sponsorship and marketing, diagnostic inflation, the manipulation and burying of negative clinical trials, lax medication regulation, and neoliberal public health policies have all been implicated in ever-rising psycho-pharmaceutical consumption. This volume will ignite a long-overdue public debate. It will be of interest to professionals in the field of mental health and researchers ranging from sociology of health, to medical anthropology and the political economy of health.

The Bitterest Pills

The Bitterest Pills Author J. Moncrieff
ISBN-10 9781137277442
Release 2013-09-15
Pages 278
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A challenging reappraisal of the history of antipsychotics, revealing how they were transformed from neurological poisons into magical cures, their benefits exaggerated and their toxic effects minimized or ignored.

Models of Madness

Models of Madness Author John Read
ISBN-10 9781134055029
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 448
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Are hallucinations and delusions really symptoms of an illness called ‘schizophrenia’? Are mental health problems really caused by chemical imbalances and genetic predispositions? Are psychiatric drugs as effective and safe as the drug companies claim? Is madness preventable? This second edition of Models of Madness challenges those who hold to simplistic, pessimistic and often damaging theories and treatments of madness. In particular it challenges beliefs that madness can be explained without reference to social causes and challenges the excessive preoccupation with chemical imbalances and genetic predispositions as causes of human misery, including the conditions that are given the name 'schizophrenia'. This edition updates the now extensive body of research showing that hallucinations, delusions etc. are best understood as reactions to adverse life events and that psychological and social approaches to helping are more effective and far safer than psychiatric drugs and electroshock treatment. A new final chapter discusses why such a damaging ideology has come to dominate mental health and, most importantly, how to change that. Models of Madness is divided into three sections: Section One provides a history of madness, including examples of violence against the ‘mentally ill’, before critiquing the theories and treatments of contemporary biological psychiatry and documenting the corrupting influence of drug companies. Section Two summarises the research showing that hallucinations, delusions etc. are primarily caused by adverse life events (eg. parental loss, bullying, abuse and neglect in childhood, poverty, etc) and can be understood using psychological models ranging from cognitive to psychodynamic. Section Three presents the evidence for a range of effective psychological and social approaches to treatment, from cognitive and family therapy to primary prevention. This book brings together thirty-seven contributors from ten countries and a wide range of scientific disciplines. It provides an evidence-based, optimistic antidote to the pessimism of biological psychiatry. Models of Madness will be essential reading for all involved in mental health, including service users, family members, service managers, policy makers, nurses, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychoanalysts, social workers, occupational therapists, art therapists.

Agnes s Jacket

Agnes s Jacket Author Gail A. Hornstein
ISBN-10 9781351535953
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 326
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In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform. Despite every attempt to silence them, hundreds of other psychiatric patients have managed to get their stories out, or to publish them on their own. Today, in a vibrant network of peer-advocacy groups all over the world, those with firsthand experience of emotional distress are working together to unravel the mysteries of madness and to help one another recover. Agnes’s Jacket tells their story, focusing especially on the Hearing Voices Network (HVN), an international collaboration of professionals, people with lived experience, and their families and friends who have been working to develop an alternative approach to coping with voices, visions, and other extreme states that is empowering and useful and does not start from the assumption that such people have a chronic illness. A vast gulf exists between the way medicine explains psychiatric conditions and the experiences of those who suffer. Hornstein’s work helps us to bridge that gulf, guiding us through the inner lives of those diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar illness, depression, and paranoia, and emerging with nothing less than a new model for understanding one another and ourselves.

A Prescription for Psychiatry

A Prescription for Psychiatry Author P. Kinderman
ISBN-10 9781137408716
Release 2014-09-03
Pages 212
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This is a manifesto for an entirely new approach to psychiatric care; one that truly offers care rather than coercion, therapy rather than medication, and a return to the common sense appreciation that distress is usually an understandable reaction to life's challenges.

Madness Contested

Madness Contested Author Steven Coles
ISBN-10 1906254435
Release 2013
Pages 375
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This book contests how both society and Mental Health Services conceptualise and respond to madness.

Mad in America

Mad in America Author Robert Whitaker
ISBN-10 9780786723799
Release 2001-12-14
Pages 368
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Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning revelation, Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, deeply compassionate book—now revised with a new introduction—Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of “insanity,” and what we value most about the human mind.

Our Encounters with Suicide

Our Encounters with Suicide Author Alec Grant
ISBN-10 1906254621
Release 2013
Pages 207
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The 'Our Encounters with - ' series collect together unnmediated, unsanitised narratives by mental health service-users, psychiatric survivors and carers.

Reconstructing Schizophrenia

Reconstructing Schizophrenia Author Richard P. Bentall
ISBN-10 9781134966776
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 336
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`The summaries of evidence have provided ready-made challenges to previously unquestioned medical options ... the book provides a challenging update on the nature of scientific inquiry.' - British Journal of Clinical Psychology Despite nearly one hundred years of research, very little progress has been achieved in the understanding of schizophrenic behaviour. There remains considerable uncertainty even about the fundamental features of the hypothesised illness. Reconstructing Schizophrenia subjects the difficult concept of schizophrenia to rigorous scientific, historical and sociological scrutiny. They ask why a biological defect has been assumed in the absence of hard evidence and look at what can be done psychologically to alleviate schizophrenic symptoms. Finally, they explore what new models and research strategies are required in order to understand schizophrenic behaviour. The result is a book that provides a distinctive and critical perspective on modern psychiatric theories and which demonstrates the severe limitations of an exclusively medical approach to understanding madness.

Managing Business Ethics

Managing Business Ethics Author Linda K. Trevino
ISBN-10 9781119194309
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 464
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TRY (FREE for 14 days), OR RENT this title: Linda Treviño and Kate Nelson bring together a mix of theory and practice in Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk about How to Do It Right, 7th Edition. In this new edition, the dynamic author team of Linda Treviño, prolific researcher and Distinguished Professor, and Kate Nelson, Professor and longtime practitioner of strategic organizational communications and human resources, equip students with the pragmatic knowledge they need to identify and solve ethical dilemmas, understand their own and others' ethical behavior, and promote ethical behavior in their organization. Managing Business Ethics is the perfect text to prepare students for a range of roles in the business world--managers across business functions, communications professionals, compliance officers, corporate counsels, human resources managers, and senior executives.