coercion

Experiences of in-patient mental health services: systematic review

This review was published (by the Royal College of Psychiatrists) in the British Journal of Psychiatry: “Background: In-patients in crisis report poor experiences of mental healthcare not conducive to recovery. Concerns include coercion by staff, fear of assault from other patients,…
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Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs

This book has been written by Stuart Kirk, Tomi Gomory and David Cohen. The publishers say: “Mad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are based on misconceived, flawed, and distorted science. The authors address multiple paradoxes in American…
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A Prescription for Psychiatry: Why We Need a Whole New Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing

This book has been written by Prof. Peter Kinderman. The publishers say that it: “… lays bare the flaws and failings of traditional mental health care and offers a radical alternative. Exposing the old-fashioned biological ‘disease model’ of psychiatry as unscientific…
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Are kindly and efficacious mental health services possible?

Prof. David Pilgrim writes (in the Journal of Mental Health ): “The above question was explored by Peter Sedgwick in his classic text PsychoPolitics at the very moment when ‘anti-psychiatry’ was giving way to ‘critical psychiatry’ and the emergence of a New Social Movement…
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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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