A Prescription for Psychiatry: Why We Need a Whole New Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing

A Prescription for Psychiatry: Why We Need a Whole New Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing

By: Peter Kinderman (author)Paperback

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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.

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Peter Kinderman is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK. His research activity and clinical work concentrate on understanding and helping people with serious and enduring mental health problems, and on how psychological science can assist public policy in health and social care.

Contents

Introduction: The Disease-model of Mental Health: A System in Crisis 1. Get the Message Right: A Psychosocial Model of Mental Health and Well-being 2. Understand, Don't Diagnose 3. The Drugs Don't Work... So Offer Real Solutions 4. Promote Health and Well-being 5. Residential Care... Not Medical Coercion 6. Teamworking 7. Social and Community Services in Local Authority Management 8. Can We Afford It? 9. A Manifesto for the Reform of Mental Health and Well-being Services

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/09/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137408709
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9781137408709
  • weight: 286
  • ISBN10: 1137408707

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