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    Historical perspectives on mental health and psychiatry

    Bourke, Joanna (2021) Historical perspectives on mental health and psychiatry. In: Bouras, N. and Ikkos, G. (eds.) Mind, State, and Society: Psychiatry and Mental Health in Britain 1960-2010 (Cambridge: CUP, 2021). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781911623793. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    In the period from the 1960s to the 2010s, there are six major shifts in encounters between these professionals and their patients. They are: deinstitutionalization, changes in diagnostic nomenclature, anti-psychiatry, patients’ movements, evidence-based medicine, and the privileging of psychopharmacology, neurochemistry, and neurobiology. These themes overlap to varying degrees. Linked to these changes are major shifts in the care of elderly people with mental health issues, the ‘treatment’ of homosexuals, debates about informed consent, the ‘medicalisation’ of everyday complains, and shifts from psychosocial models of psychiatry to biomedical ones.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): deinstitutionalization, diagnostic nomenclature, anti-psychiatry, patients’ movements, evidence-based medicine, psychopharmacology, elderly patients, homosexuality, consent
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2020 10:36
    Last Modified: 16 Jun 2021 10:21
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31425

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