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As New. 6" X 9" 289 Pages Indexed. An As New book with flawless interior text pages. In this surprising book, Allan V. Horwitz argues that our current conceptions of mental illness as a disease fit only a small number of serious psychological conditions and that most conditions currently regarded as mental illness are cultural constructions, normal reactions to stressful social circumstances, or simply forms of deviant behavior. Horwitz makes at least two major contributions to our understanding of mental disorders. First, he eloquently draws on evidence from the biological and social sciences to create a balanced, integrative approach to the study of mental disorders. Second, in accomplishing the first contribution, he provides a fascinating history of the study and treatment of mental disorders. The author properly identifies the financial incentives that urge therapists and drug companies to proliferate psychiatric diagnostic categories. He correctly identifies the stranglehold that psychiatric diagnosis has on research funding in mental health. Above all, he provides a sorely needed counterpoint to the most strident advocates of disease-model psychiatry. Drawing on and consolidating the ideas of a range of authors, Horwitz challenges the existing use of the term mental illness and the psychiatric ideas and practices on which this usage is based. Contents in Nine Chapters: The Proliferation of Mental Illnesses, A Concept of Mental Disorder, The Expansion of Mental Illnesses in Dynamic Psychiatry, The Emergence of Diagnostic Psychiatry, The Extension of Mental Illnesses into the Community, The Structuring of Mental Disorders, the Biological Foundations of Diagnostic Psychiatry, Social Causes of Distress, and Diagnostic Psychiatry and Therapy, and Mental Illnesses as Social Constructions.
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