Mental Illness and the Body Beyond Diagnosis

Heftet / 2006 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780415383219
Publisert
2006
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Routledge
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05, UP
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Engelsk
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Heftet
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208
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318 gr
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234 mm
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156 mm
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Mental Illness and the Body Beyond Diagnosis

Heftet / 2006 / Engelsk
Using real life case studies of people experiencing mental illness, this book identifies how bodily presentation of patients may reflect certain aspects of their 'lived experience'. With reference to a range of theoretical perspectives including philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism and sociology, Mental Illness and the Body explores the ways in which understanding 'lived experience' may usefully be applied to mental health practice. Key features include: an overview of the history of British psychiatry including treatments an analysis of feminism and the way its insights have been applied to understanding women's mental health and illness in-depth interviews with four patients diagnosed with mental illness an outline of Freudian and post-Freudian perspectives on the body and their relevance to current mental health practice. Mental Illness and the Body is essential reading for mental health practitioners, allied professionals and anyone with an interest in the body and mental illness.
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Observation of the body helps psychiatrists to determine the cause and treatment of mental illness. With reference to a range of theoretical perspectives including philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism and sociology, this book explores the ways in which understanding 'lived experience' may usefully be applied to mental health practice.
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Preface 1. Introduction 2. Lived Experience 3. Bodily Inscription 4. Women Speaking 5. Unspoken Distress 6. Psychosis 7. The Practitioner's Body 8. The Patient's Body 9. Developing Practice
Louise Phillips is a lecturer in Mental Health at City University and a mental health nurse. She has practiced for the past 18 years in a variety of settings including elderly care, the voluntary sector and the NHS. Immediately before starting her academic career, she worked for a number of years as a Community Psychiatric Nurse in the King's Cross area of London. In addition to her nursing qualification she has a BA in European Cultural History and completed her PhD on approaches to the body and mental illness at the university of Kent at Canterbury in March 2003.
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ISBN13
9780415383219
Publisert
2006
Utgiver
Vendor
Routledge
Aldersnivå
05, UP
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
208
Vekt
318 gr
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
156 mm
Se alle
Forfatter