Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 February 2006

312 Pages | 7 figures

ISBN: 9780198526094

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Mental Health in a Postmodern World

Patrick Bracken and Philip Thomas

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Explains some of the major difficulties in mental health practice, helping the reader understand some of the background tensions in clinical work
  • Uses short stories to help readers to consider complex philosophical issues from a fresh perspective, inviting them to question commonly held assumptions about the nature of psychosis and distress
  • Places current debates about mental health policy and practice into their historical and cultural contexts

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