Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Schizophrenia / Edition 1

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Psychology of Schizophrenia shows that hallucinations and delusions are understandable reactions to life events and circumstances rather than symptoms of a supposed genetic predisposition or biological disturbance.

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"Essential reading for all those involved with the mental health system, this book is apowerful, scholarly, up-to-date critique of biological approaches to madness and the role of the pharmaceutical industry, together with well presented and refreshing analyses of psychological and social approaches."- Terence McLaughlin, Mental Health Today, November 2004

"This is a wonderful book. It's a scholarly academic text that is very well supported by the literature in the field, but remains easy to read and understand, which is no mean feat, given the complexity of the material. it covers." - Lynne Huddleston in Manawatu Standard, 10 July 2004

"This is mandatory reading for all psychiatrists. Read et al. have issued a serious challenge to psychiatry. Are we totally on the wrong track with both understanding and treating schizophrenia? Are we doing more to create mental disorder than to prevent it? Since we have shuffled off responsibility for almost everything except mental illness, this challenge to the medical model suggests that we may have sawn off the last branch on which we had any purchase." - Carolyn Quadrio, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

"Models of Madness is a considerable achievement. The authority and accessibility of its robust arguments will make it a popular and classic text. It will stimulate thought in a system that has been lacking thought... Models of Madness will win many hearts and minds, and the mental health care of patients will be better for it." - Richard Duggins, Regional Dept. of Psychotherapy, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
Editors' bibliographies
Editors and contributors
Pt. I The illness model of 'schizophrenia' 1
1 'Schizophrenia' is not an Illness 3
2 A history of madness 9
3 The invention of 'schizophrenia' 21
4 Genetics, eugenics and mass murder 35
5 Does 'schizophrenia' exist? : reliability and validity 43
6 Biological psychiatry's lost cause 57
7 Schizophrenia and heredity : why the emperor has no genes 67
8 Electroconvulsive therapy 85
9 Antipsychotic medication : myths and facts 101
10 Drug companies and schizophrenia : unbridled capitalism meets madness 115
Pt. II Social and psychological approaches to understanding madness 131
11 Public opinion : bad things happen and can drive you crazy 133
12 Listening to the voices we hear : clients' understandings of psychotic experiences 147
13 Poverty, ethnicity and gender 161
14 Abandoning the concept of schizophrenia : the cognitive psychology of hallucinations and delusions 195
15 Psychodynamic psychotherapy of schizophrenia : its history and development 209
16 Childhood trauma, loss and stress 223
17 Unhappy Families 253
Pt. III Evidence-based psychosocial interventions 269
18 Preventing 'schizophrenia' : creating the conditions tor saner societies 271
19 User-run services 283
20 Cognitive therapy for people with psychosis 291
21 Psychodynamic psychotherapy for schizophrenia : empirical support 307
22 The development of early intervention services 319
23 Family therapy and schizophrenia : replacing ideology with openness 335
24 Non-hospital, non-drug intervention with first-episode psychosis 349
Index 365
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