PostpsychiatryMental health in a postmodern world

PostpsychiatryMental health in a postmodern world

Patrick Bracken and Philip Thomas

Print publication date: Dec 2005

ISBN: 9780198526094

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource involves an attempt to rethink some of the fundamental assumptions of mental health work, showing how recent developments in philosophy and ethics can help to clarify some of the dilemmas and conflicts around different understandings of madness. Throughout, the authors examine the conflicting ways in which politicians, academics, and mental health professionals appear to understand madness, and contrast this with voices and experiences that are usually excluded - those of the people who use mental health services.