Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 December 2005

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780198530886

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The Metaphor of Mental Illness

Neil Pickering

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Provides a clear review of the dispute over the reality of mental illness, introducing the reader to many of the most important sources
  • Engages with sceptical contemporary approaches such as Social Constructionism and the strong programme in the sociology of knowledge, helping the reader to link different contemporary approaches to the existing debate
  • Refers to contemporary disputes such as those about ADHD, helping the reader to see these in a new and wider light

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