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A Smashing Success?

Richard P. Bentall

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter is concerned with the broad impact of psychiatric services on society. It initially shares the experiences of Peter, a man with mental illness, along with his treatment and eventual ... More


Health Status and the Public Health System in India

V. Sujatha

in Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter we present sociologically significant aspects of the public health system under eight sections, broadly covering the themes: Health status of the population, Health care delivery and ... More


Less is Probably Better: The Benefits and Costs of Antipsychotics

Richard P. Bentall

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses how for clinicians, predicting the onset of psychosis creates the possibility of developing therapeutic strategies to prevent symptoms before they occur. This idea is being ... More


Science, Profit and Politics in the Conduct of Clinical Trials

Richard P. Bentall

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter offers an explanation for the ineffectiveness of psychiatric services. Some psychiatric treatments that are widely used today are not nearly as effective as is commonly supposed; their ... More


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