By a process of exclusion

Graham Thornicroft

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Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780198570981
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754463 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

By a process of exclusion

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So far we have seen that discrimination seeps into the most intimate and important aspects of the lives of people with a diagnosis of mental illness: family, home and work. How far is the same true for participation in the wider social world? Is there evidence that full membership of what is sometimes called ‘civic society’ is jeopardized? In practice are there open or even subtle restrictions which stand in the way? Is it true that normal social venues such as clubs and leisure facilities are fully open to those with mental health problems? Are travel, financial services or legal entitlements at all compromised? Is there good evidence that the basic human rights guaranteed to all citizens are actually honoured in practice for people with mental illness? These are the questions we shall consider in this chapter.

Chapter.  8284 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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