Recovery from Schizophrenia: Psychiatry and Political Economy

Recovery from Schizophrenia: Psychiatry and Political Economy

by Richard Warner


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Recovery from Schizophrenia: Psychiatry and Political Economy by Richard Warner

Recovery from Schizophrenia, from its first publication, was acclaimed as a work of major importance. It demonstrated convincingly, but controversially, how political, economic and labor market forces shape social responses to the mentally ill, mold psychiatric treatment philosophy, and influence the onset and course of one of the most common forms of mental illness. In this revised and updated third edition, Dr Warner analyzes the latest research to extend the conclusions of the original work, and tells us whether conditions and outcome for people with schizophrenia are getting better or worse for people in Britain and America. Recovery from Schizophrenia's radical analysis of the factors affecting the outcome of schizophrenia is essential reading for all psychiatrists, mental health professionals, mental health advocates, social workers, rehabilitation personnel, and psychologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415092616
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Edition description: REV
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Warner is the Medical Director of the Mental Health Center of Boulder County, Colorado and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado.

Table of Contents

Part IBackground1
1What is schizophrenia?3
2Health, illness and the economy31
Part IIThe political economy of schizophrenia57
3Recovery from schizophrenia59
5Madness and the Industrial Revolution109
6Labor, poverty and schizophrenia136
7Schizophrenia in the Third World158
8The person with schizophrenia in Western society183
9The incidence of schizophrenia206
Part IIITreatment231
10Antipsychotic drugs: use, abuse and non-use233
12Desegregating schizophrenia280
Author index387
Subject index391

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