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Models of Madness 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Are hallucinations and delusions really symptoms of an illness called ‘schizophrenia’? Are mental health problems really caused by chemical imbalances and genetic predispositions? Are psychiatric drugs as effective and safe as the drug companies claim? Is madness preventable?

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. List of tables and figures
  6. Editors' bibliographics
  7. List of contributors
  8. Preface to the first edition
  9. Preface to the second edition
  10. Forewords
  11. PART I The illness model of psychosis
    1. 1 'Schizophrenia' is not an illness
    2. 2 A history of madness
    3. 3 The invention of 'schizophrenia': Kraepelin and Bleuler
    4. 4 Genetics, eugenics and the mass murder of 'schizophrenics'
    5. 5 Does 'schizophrenia' exist? Reliability and validity
    6. 6 Biological psychiatry's lost cause: The 'schizophrenic' brain
    7. 7 'Schizophrenia' and heredity: Why the emperor (still) has no genes
    8. 8 Electroconvulsive therapy
    9. 9 Antipsychotic drugs
    10. 10 Drug companies and 'schizophrenia': Unbridled capitalism meets madness
  12. PART II Social and psychological approaches to understanding madness
    1. 11 Public beliefs about the causes of 'schizophrenia': Bad things happen and can drive you crazy
    2. 12 Prejudice, stigma and 'schizophrenia': The role of bio-genetic ideology
    3. 13 Listening to the voices we hear: Clients' understandings of psychotic experiences
    4. 14 Psychosis, poverty and ethnicity
    5. 15 Gender and psychosis
    6. 16 Understanding psychotic symptoms: Cognitive and integrative models
    7. 17 Psychodynamic approaches to understanding psychosis: Defenses against terror
    8. 18 Childhood adversity and psychosis: From heresy to certainty
    9. 19 Psychosis and families: Intergenerational parenting problems
  13. PART III Social and psychological approaches to responding to madness
    1. 20 Prevention of psychosis: Creating societies where more people flourish
    2. 21 The work of experience-based experts
    3. 22 Cognitive therapy for people experiencing psychosis
    4. 23 Psychodynamic psychotherapy for psychosis: Empirical evidence
    5. 24 The development of early intervention services
    6. 25 Non-hospital, non-medication interventions in first-episode psychosis
    7. 26 Family therapy and psychosis: Replacing ideology with openness
    8. 27 Creating evidence-based, effective and humane mental health services: Overcoming barriers to a paradigm shift
  14. Index