The Ethics of Labeling in Mental Health
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BeschreibungThe myths of mental illness are numerous and negatively affect the lives of patients on a regular basis. For this reason they demand exposure and rectification, and this book proposes the means to accomplish both. The focus of this book is the institution of professional mental health as it operates in America today, specifically addressing how the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSMMD), the primary resource used in the mental health profession, has influenced much larger social issues. Chapters are organized around the discussion of prominent myths of the mental health system. Case studies of mental health patients are presented to illustrate the serious misfortunes that befall individuals who have been mislabeled and mistreated. As the examples reveal, in many instances the patients? lives have been plagued by the designation of mental ?disorders? that perhaps never existed.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MCFARLAND & CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten