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Doctoring the Mind: Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Really Any Good?

Richard P. Bentall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Toward the end of the twentieth century, the solution to mental illness seemed to be found. It lay in biological solutions, focusing on mental illness as a problem of the brain, to be managed or ... More


Fragmentation in Mental Health Benefits and Services: A Preliminary Examination into Consumption and Outcomes

Barak Richman, Daniel Grossman, and Frank Sloan

in The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390131
eISBN:
9780199775934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390131.003.012
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter discusses consumption disparities in outpatient mental health services among a diverse insured working population. It first observes that despite paying equal insurance premiums and ... More


Insecure Professionals and The Public

Vicky Long

in Destigmatising mental illness?: Professional politics and public education in Britain, 1870-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719085819
eISBN:
9781781706404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085819.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores mental healthcare politics, demonstrating the impact of the economic and political climate on professional strategies, and revealing the interconnected fates of different ... More


Introduction

Vicky Long

in Destigmatising mental illness?: Professional politics and public education in Britain, 1870-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719085819
eISBN:
9781781706404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085819.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction outlines the approach adopted within the book, and the main lines of argument, explaining why the decision has been taken to focus on healthcare professionals’ efforts to educate the ... More


Race

Gabriel Mendes

in Rethinking Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226249933
eISBN:
9780226250274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250274.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the history of race within American psychotherapy, through the prism of a largely-forgotten institution dedicated to psychiatric treatment founded on antiracist principles. ... More


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