Mental Health User Narratives: New Perspectives on Illness and Recovery

Mental Health User Narratives: New Perspectives on Illness and Recovery


Overview

Following extensive research in the UK, Bruce Cohen allows mental health users to tell their own stories (or 'narratives') of illness and recovery. Institutional and home treatment care is covered alongside controversial self-coping techniques such as drug-taking, spiritualism, alternative healing, sleep and watching television.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349522965
Publisher: Springer Nature B.V.
Publication date: 12/19/2007
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

BRUCE COHEN is a Research Fellow at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. He has previously researched mental health communities in Teesside and Bradford, publishing articles in the Psychiatric Bulletin and Science, Discourse and Mind. He has been awarded Research Scholarships to work in Australia and Germany, and is currently researching migrant youth in Berlin.

Table of Contents

List of Tables Preface Acknowledgments List of Acronyms Introduction Mental Illness and Psychiatry Narratives Crisis Intervention and Home Treatment Methods The User Narratives Descent into Illness and Psychiatric Intervention Recovery from Illness and Self-Coping Conclusion Appendices Bibliography Index

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