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Users and Abusers of Psychiatry


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Acknowledgements. Glossary. 1. The Story of a Depressed Housewife. 2. The Rescue Game. 3. The Sick Role. 4. The Treatment Barrier. 5. Women's and Men's Role Problems and Psychiatry. 6. The Professionals and their Training. 7. A Brief History of Psychiatry. 8. Physical Treatments and the Role of the Drug Industry. 9. Resistance in the System. 10. Psychiatry and Wider Society. 11. Pointers to the Future. Notes. Index.

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Lucy Johnstone spent 11 years working in the NHS as a clinical psychologist before moving to her present post as Senior lecturer in clinical psychology & counselling at UWE, Bristol. She has published widely in the area of critical approaches to mental health.


'Essential reading for those involved, or with an interest in the mental health field' - Social Work Education

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