May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Its purpose is to raise awareness about mental illnesses and to educate about this often times invisible difficulty faced by millions of people.
We have seen over the past several years the discussion around mental health reach high levels of debate. While there is no one right answer, Palgrave Macmillan is proud to have published many titles that contribute to the ongoing discussion.
In recognition of this month, we’d like to offer 30% off titles from Palgrave Macmillan that revolve around this important topic. We encourage you to seek out information to become more involved and more educated on what can often be a difficult subject.
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Palgrave Macmillan Authors - Mental Health in the World Today
A selection of our esteemed Palgrave Macmillan authors have graciously submitted orignal content about the current state of Mental Health. Please enjoy the following articles below.
Featured Titles on Mental Health*Use promo code PM15AWARENESS at checkout to claim your discount
“Kinderman sketches a welcome vision of an alternative approach grounded in a society that fosters well-being through political means, with services oriented to helping people address their unique individual problems.” - Joanna Moncrieff, author of The Bitterest Pills and The Myth of the Chemical Cure
Peter Kinderman’s new book suggests a new approach to psychiatric care, one that preaches therapy of medication, care over coercion, and a common sense approach that those in distress is usually part of an understandable reaction to the many challenges in life.
“Joanna Moncrieff's courageous research continues to point out that the emperor, while dressed, is wearing the wrong clothes for the job." - Therapy Today
A challenging and controversial look at the history and current state of antipsychotics, renowned psychiatrist Joanna Moncrieff reveals how these antipsychoctics were transformed from neurological poisons into magical cures, their benefits exaggerated and their toxic effects minimized or ignored.
Edited by Ewen Speed, Joanna Moncrieff, and Mark Rapley
A continuation of the original De-Medicaling Misery, this sequel extends the critical scope into a wider social and political context, developing the critique of the psychiatrization of Western society.
Suman Fernando’s new book examines and critiques the universalized model of psychiatry and its apparent exportation from the West to the developing world. Rooted in detailed analysis of the problems this causes, the book proposes new suggestions for advancing the field of mental health and wellbeing in a way that is ethical, sustainable and culturally sensitive.
Psychiatry and the Business of Madness deconstructs psychiatric discourse and practice, exposes the self-interest at the core of the psychiatric/psychological enterprise, and demonstrates that psychiatry is epistemologically and ethically irredeemable. Bonnie Burstow invites the reader to rethink how society addresses these problems, and gives concrete suggestions for societal transformation, with "services" grounded in the community.
Robert Whitaker and Lisa Cosgrove
Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates how the influence of pharmaceutical money and guild interests has corrupted the behavior of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry during the past 35 years. The book looks at how these two corrupting influences encouraged the expansion of diagnostic boundaries and the creation of biased clinical practice guidelines. Authors Robert Whitaker and Lisa Cosgrove argues that reforming psychiatry will require the neutralization of these two corrupting influences—pharmaceutical money and guild interests—and the establishment of multidisciplinary authority over the field of mental health.