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The Resource Doctoring the mind : is our current treatment of mental illness really any good?, Richard P. Bentall

Doctoring the mind : is our current treatment of mental illness really any good?, Richard P. Bentall

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Doctoring the mind : is our current treatment of mental illness really any good?
Title
Doctoring the mind
Title remainder
is our current treatment of mental illness really any good?
Statement of responsibility
Richard P. Bentall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 improved through drugs. We entered the "Prozac Age" and believed we had moved far beyond the time of frontal lobotomies to an age of good and successful mental healthcare. Biological psychiatry had triumphed." "Except maybe it hadn't. Starting with surprising evidence from the World Health Organization that suggests that people recover better from mental illness in a developing country than in the first world, Doctoring the Mind asks the question: how good are our mental healthcare services, really? Richard P. Bentall picks apart the science that underlies our current psychiatric practice. He puts the patient back at the heart of treatment for mental illness, making the case that a good relationship between patients and their doctors is the most important indicator of whether someone will recover." "Arguing passionately for a future of mental health treatment that focuses as much on patients as individuals as on the brain itself, this is a book set to redefine our understanding of the treatment of madness in the twenty-first century."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bentall, Richard P
Dewey number
616.89
Index
index present
LC call number
RC454
LC item number
.B452 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 140
NLM item number
B475d 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychische stoornissen
  • Behandelingsmethoden
  • Psychische Störung
  • Psychiatrische Versorgung
  • Arzt
  • Patient
  • Physiologische Psychiatrie
  • Psychotherapie
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Label
Doctoring the mind : is our current treatment of mental illness really any good?, Richard P. Bentall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-349) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. An illusion of progress. A smashing success? -- The appliance of science: the emergence of psychiatry as a medical discipline -- Therapeutic innovation at the end of the asylum era -- Dissent and resolution: the triumph of biological psychiatry -- II. Three myths about mental illness. People or plants?: the myth that psychiatric diagnoses are meaningful -- The fundamental error of psychiatry: the myth that psychiatric disorders are genetic diseases -- Brains, minds and psychosis: the myth that mental illnesses are brain diseases -- III. Medicine for madness. Science, profit and politics in the conduct of clinical trials -- Less is probably better: the benefits and costs of antipsychotics -- The virtue of kindness: is psychotherapy effective for severe mental illness? -- What kind of psychiatry do you want?
Control code
ocn318645675
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 363 pages
Isbn
9780814791486
Lccn
2009014687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814791486
  • (OCoLC)318645675
Label
Doctoring the mind : is our current treatment of mental illness really any good?, Richard P. Bentall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. An illusion of progress. A smashing success? -- The appliance of science: the emergence of psychiatry as a medical discipline -- Therapeutic innovation at the end of the asylum era -- Dissent and resolution: the triumph of biological psychiatry -- II. Three myths about mental illness. People or plants?: the myth that psychiatric diagnoses are meaningful -- The fundamental error of psychiatry: the myth that psychiatric disorders are genetic diseases -- Brains, minds and psychosis: the myth that mental illnesses are brain diseases -- III. Medicine for madness. Science, profit and politics in the conduct of clinical trials -- Less is probably better: the benefits and costs of antipsychotics -- The virtue of kindness: is psychotherapy effective for severe mental illness? -- What kind of psychiatry do you want?
Control code
ocn318645675
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 363 pages
Isbn
9780814791486
Lccn
2009014687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814791486
  • (OCoLC)318645675

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