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Society and Psychosis

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Craig Morgan, Kwame McKenzie, Paul Fearon, Julian Leff, Dana March, Michaeline Bresnahan, Ezra Susser Jennifer H Barnett, Peter B Jones, Jane Boydell, Helen Fisher, Tom Craig, Pekka Tienari, Karl-Erik Wahlberg, Inez Myin-Germeys, Jim van Os, Gerard Hutchinson, Richard Warner, Graham Thornicroft, Aliya Kassam, Michael King, Kim Hopper, Paul Bebbington, David Fowler, Philippa Garety, Daniel Freeman, Elizabeth Kuipers.
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  • Date Published: April 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521689595

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  • Psychiatry is in the process of rediscovering its roots. It seemed as if the long history of interest in the impact of society on the rates and course of serious mental illness had been forgotten, overtaken by the advances of neuroscience and genetics. However, as our knowledge of physiological and genetic processes improves it becomes increasingly clear that social conditions and experiences over the life course are crucial to achieving a full understanding. Old controversies are giving way to genuinely integrated models in which social, psychological and biological factors interact over time, culminating in the onset of psychosis. This book reviews these issues from an international perspective, laying the foundations for a new understanding of the psychotic disorders, with profound implications for health policy and clinical practice. It should be read by all members of the mental health team and those responsible for service organization and management.

    • Provides a new integrated perspective on our understanding of serious mental illness
    • Includes detailed models linking social, biological and psychological factors
    • Describes the implications for both policy and practice
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    "[This volume] provides a much-needed counterbalance to the current biochemical zeitgeist in psychopathology research. ... Each of the chapters provides a well-written overview of some of the many social factors associated with receiving psychotic diagnoses. ... Perhaps more than any organization today, the psychiatric survivor movement has been arguing that the experiences of expatients should be heard and honored. Given the data presented in this wonderful volume, the very process of respectfully and honestly listening to such persons could be more than personally transformative; it could go a long way toward changing the social structures that seem casually implicated in such extreme suffering." - Larry M. Leitner, PsychCRITIQUES

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    • Date Published: April 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521689595
    • length: 266 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.546kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Craig Morgan, Kwame McKenzie and Paul Fearon
    2. Climate change in psychiatry: periodic fluctuations or terminal trend? Julian Leff
    Part I. Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations:
    3. Social science, psychiatry and psychosis Craig Morgan
    4. Conceptualising the social world Dana March, Craig Morgan, Michaeline Bresnahan and Ezra Susser
    5. Genes and the social environment Jennifer H. Barnett and Peter B. Jones
    Part II. Social Factors and the Onset of Psychosis:
    6. Society, place and space Jane Boydell and Kwame McKenzie
    7. Childhood adversity and psychosis Helen Fisher and Tom Craig
    8. Family environment and psychosis Pekka Tienari and Karl-Erik Wahlberg
    9. Adult adversity: do early environment and genetic risk create lasting vulnerabilities for adult social adversity in psychosis? Inez Myin-Germeys and Jim van Os
    10. Migration, ethnicity and psychosis Kwame McKenzie, Paul Fearon and Gerard Hutchinson
    Part III. Social Factors and the Outcome of Psychosis: 11. Social factors as a basis for treatment Richard Warner
    12. Public attitudes, stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness Graham Thornicroft, Aliya Kassam and Michael King
    13. Outcomes elsewhere: course of psychosis in 'other cultures' Kim Hopper
    Part IV. Models and Conclusions:
    14. Theories of cognition, emotion and the social world: missing links in psychosis Paul Bebbington, David Fowler, Philippa Garety, Daniel Freeman and Elizabeth Kuipers
    15. Society and psychosis: future directions and implications Craig Morgan, Kwame McKenzie and Paul Fearon.

  • Editors

    Craig Morgan, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
    Craig Morgan is Non-Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.

    Kwame McKenzie, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, Toronto
    Kwame McKenzie is Professor of Mental Health and Society at the University of Central Lancashire and Senior Lecturer at University College, London.

    Paul Fearon, Trinity College, Dublin
    Paul Fearon is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

    Contributors

    Craig Morgan, Kwame McKenzie, Paul Fearon, Julian Leff, Dana March, Michaeline Bresnahan, Ezra Susser Jennifer H Barnett, Peter B Jones, Jane Boydell, Helen Fisher, Tom Craig, Pekka Tienari, Karl-Erik Wahlberg, Inez Myin-Germeys, Jim van Os, Gerard Hutchinson, Richard Warner, Graham Thornicroft, Aliya Kassam, Michael King, Kim Hopper, Paul Bebbington, David Fowler, Philippa Garety, Daniel Freeman, Elizabeth Kuipers.

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