Acute Religious Experiences: Madness, Psychosis and Religious Studies

This book has been written by Dr. Richard Saville-Smith. The publishers say: “This book engages the problem of how, in the 21st century, we are to speak about experiences of the extraordinary/anomalous/extreme which occur on a transhistorical and transcultural basis. Critical…
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Are mental health disorders ever purely biological?

“Think about the basic framework of this proposition: an animal that has evolved for millions of years, roughly 350,000 in the present form, experiences its greatest century to date in terms of population expansion, while simultaneously billions of our brains…
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Postpsychiatry: Mental Health in a Postmodern World

The subtitle of this book is “International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry”. It has been written by psychiatrists Pat Bracken and Philip Thomas. The publishers say: “How are we to make sense of madness and psychosis? For most of us the…
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Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice

This book has been edited by Joshua Cohen, J. Lauren Johnson and Penny Orr. The publishers say: “While film and video has long been used within psychological practice, researchers and practitioners have only just begun to explore the benefits of film and…
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Coercion in Community Mental Health Care: International Perspectives

Coercion in Community Mental Health Care: International Perspectives, July 2016, edited by Andrew Molodynski, Jorun Rugkåsa and Tom Burns … The publishers say: “The use of coercion is one of the defining issues of mental health care. Since the earliest…
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Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia across Cultures

This book is edited by Prof. Tania Luhrmann & Jocelyn Marrow, and published by the University of California Press (October 2016). The publishers say: “Schizophrenia has long puzzled researchers in the fields of psychiatric medicine and anthropology. Why is it…
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The Culture of Our Discontent: Beyond the Medical Model of Mental Illness

This book has been written by Prof. Meredith Small. The publishers say: “By many estimations, the Western medical model of mental health is dangerously incomplete. If we step outside of the traditional disease model there are many new and different…
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