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Mental Health Matters

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06 December 1996

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Mental Health Matters is an innovative, interdisciplinary collection of texts which challenge traditional understandings of mental health, emphasising the perspectives of mental health service-users. Combining classic...

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Mental Health Matters is an innovative, interdisciplinary collection of texts which challenge traditional understandings of mental health, emphasising the perspectives of mental health service-users. Combining classic writings about mental health practices and problems from psychiatry, sociology and psychology with specially commissioned new articles, it considers theories and debates in mental health and distress; the social and historical dimensions of mental health; involving users in mental health services and practically improving those services.

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PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL DISTRESS: DEBATES AND THEORIES
Introduction
Psychological Approaches to Mental Health and Distress; R. Dallos
A Psychiatric Perspective on Mental Distress; R.E. Kendall
'Schizophrenia' Re-evaluated; M. Boyle
Life Events Loss and Depressive Disorders; G. Browne
Transition and Loss; C. Murray
Parkes Women and Madness; P. Chesler
The Cultural Context of Mental Distress; R. Warner
Labelling Mental Illness; T. Scheff
On Being Sane in Insane Places; D.L. Rosenhan
Reversing Deviance; R. Gomm
Some Problematic Aspects of Dementia; T. Kitwood
The Families' Experience; D. Jones
PART TWO: MENTAL HEALTH POLICY, SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND CIVIL RIGHTS
Introduction Mental Health and Inequality; R. Gomm
George III and Changing Views of Madness; L. Jones
Professionals, the State and the Development of Mental Health Policy; J. Busfield
Beyond the Asylum; J. Leff
Scare in the Community: Britain in Moral Panic; M. Muijen
Media Images of Mental Distress; G. Philo, J. Secker, S. Platt, L. Henderson, G. McLaughlin and J. Burnside
Towards Understanding Suicide; S. Taylor and A. Gilmour
Two Notions of Risk in Mental Health Debates; D. Pilgrim and A. Rogers
The History of Tranquilliser Use; J. Gabe
The Black Experience of Mental Health Law; D. Browne
The Need to Change Mental Health Law; N. Eastman
PART THREE: INVOLVING USERS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Introduction
The History of the User Movement in the UK; P. Campbell
The Lives of 'Users' - P. Barham and R. Hayward
Structuring Effective User Involvement; G. Maza
Mental Health Services that Empower Women; J. Williams and G. Watson
Asian Women Speak Out; S. Fenton and A. Sadiq
Focusing on Health: Focus Groups for Consulting About Health Needs; M. Tang and C. Cunninghame
What Users Want from Crisis Services; L. Sayce, Y. Christie, M. Slade and A. Cobb
PART FOUR: EXAMINING PRACTICE
Introduction
Using Research to Change Practice; G. Parry
Reviewing Advances in Psychiatry; R. Ramsay and T. Fahy
Normalising Professional Skills; D. Brandon
Developing a Bridge to Women's Social Action; S. Holland
Working Psychotherapeutically with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse; F. Gardner
Treating Anorexia Nervosa; J. Russell
Rehabilitating Voice-Hearers; M. Romme
Communicating as if Your Life Depended on It; J. Killick
Practising Cultural Psychiatry; S. Acharyya
Maintaining an Emergency Service; P. Tyrer
Working with Refugees and Survivors of Torture; J. Shackman and J. Reynolds
Doing Being Human; T. Heller.

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