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Managing Madness
Changing Ideas and Practice

ISBN 9781138818705
Published February 10, 2016 by Routledge
408 Pages

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Book Description

Psychiatry regularly comes under attack as a way of caring for and controlling the mentally ill. Originally published in 1986, this title explores the history and theory of psychiatry to illuminate current practice at the time, and shows why mental health services had developed in particular ways. The book was invaluable for all those who needed to understand the problems and processes behind current psychiatric practice at the time – sociologists and psychologists, psychiatrists and doctors, social workers, and health service planners and administrators – and will still be of historical interest today.

Table of Contents

Preface  Part 1: Theoretical Issues  1. Psychiatry and Medicine: Thought and Practice  2. Conceptualizing and Identifying Illnesses  3. Deviance, Social Control and Mental Illness  4. Medicine and Power  Part 2: Historical Developments  5. The Trade in Healing and Lunacy  6. Lunatic Hospitals and Moral Treatment  7. The Establishment of Public Asylums  8. Custodial Institutions  9. Inside and Outside the Asylum  10. Community Care  11. Conclusion.  Bibliography.  Name Index.  Subject Index.

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