Patrick Bracken and Philip Thomas

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Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780198526094
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754319 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry


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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.

Book.  316 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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