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Managing Madness

Changing Ideas and Practice, 1st Edition

By Joan Busfield

Routledge

404 pages

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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.

About the Series

Psychology Revivals

Psychology Revivals is an initiative aiming to re-issue a wealth of academic works which have long been unavailable. Following the success of the Routledge Revivals programme, this time encompassing a vast range from across the Behavioural Sciences, Psychology Revivals draws upon a distinguished catalogue of imprints and authors associated with both Routledge and Psychology Press, restoring to print books by some of the most influential scholars of the last 120 years.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Humanities and Social Sciences, please visit www.routledge.com/books/series/REVIVALS/

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY007000
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSY015000
PSYCHOLOGY / History