In this book Allan Horwitz views mental illness within a sociological framework of deviance and social control and evaluates communal and individualistic styles of therapeutic control. His new prologue updates the work in the context of significant changes in the American response to mental illness, including the process of psychiatric diagnosis, conceptions of mental illness, and the dynamics of the mental health professions.
About the Author
Allan V. Horwitz, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Table of Contents
Prologue to the Percheron Press Edition Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The Meaning of Mental Illness Chapter 3. The Recognition of Mental Illness Chapter 4. The Labelers of Mental Illness Chapter 5. The Reaction to Mental Illness Chapter 6. The Nature of Therapeutic Social Control Chapter 7. Communal Styles of Therapeutic Social Control Chapter 8. Individualistic Styles of Therapeutic Social Control References Subject Index