Examining Mental Health through Social Constructionism

  • Michelle O'Reilly Jessica Nina Lester
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This book explores social constructionism and the language of mental distress. Mental health research has traditionally been dominated by genetic and biomedical explanations that provide only partial explanations. However, process research that utilises qualitative methods has grown in popularity. Situated within this new strand of research, the authors examine and critically assess some of the different contributions that social constructionism has made to the study of mental distress and to how those diagnosed are conceptualized and labeled. This will be an invaluable introduction and source of practical strategies for academics, researchers and students as well as clinical practitioners, mental health professionals, and others working with mental health such as educationalists and social workers.
Chapter 1:The Critical Turn to Language in the Field Of Mental Health.- Chapter 2: History of Mental Health and Mental Illness.- Chapter 3: Classification Systems and Diagnostic Processes.- Chapter 4: Critical Perspectives in Psychiatry: Anti- and Critical-Psychiatry.- Chapter 5: Models of Disability and The Translation to Psychiatric Categories.- Chapter 6: Constructions of Stigma.- Chapter 7: The Rhetoric of Evidence-Based Practice.- Chapter 8: Language-Based Methodologies for Studying Mental Health.- Chapter 9: Empirical Examples: Language, Mental Health and Therapeutic Approaches.- Chapter 10: Empirical Examples: Language, Mental Health and Child Mental Health.- Chapter 11: Conclusions: Thinking About the Future of Mental Health.
Uitgavejaar 2018
ISBN 9783319867755
Serie The Language of Mental Health
Verschijningsdatum 17 mei 2018
Omvang 366
Editie Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Auteur(s) Michelle O'Reilly Jessica Nina Lester
Bindwijze Paperback
Taal Engels
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