SECOND EDITION OF MODELS OF MADNESS PUBLISHED
"Truly, a revolution is occurring in our understanding of severe mental illness. ... This volume will serve as an inspiration, not only to established clinicians and researchers, but to the young people who will develop better services for people with psychosis in the future." - Richard Bentall, from the Foreword
Models of Madness, Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Psychosis
24th May 2013: 448pp.
Pb: 978-0-415-57953-7: £29.99
Published by Routledge
Series: The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis Book Series
"The publication is very timely given the international debate about this month's publication of DSM-5, the latest and most controversial version of psychiatry's diagnostic 'bible'. Our book documents all the evidence showing that these diagnoses are unscientific and a major cause of the stigma faced by people who receive these labels. It also presents the research demonstrating the urgent need for a fundamental paradigm shift towards evidence-based, effective and humane mental health services." - Prof John Read, Lead Editor
This second edition of Models of Madness challenges the simplistic, pessimistic and often damaging theories and treatments of the ‘medical model’ of madness. Psychiatric diagnoses and medications are based on the false premise that human misery and distress are caused by chemical imbalances and genetic predispositions, and ignore the social causes of psychosis and what psychiatrists call ‘schizophrenia’.
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