Models of Madness shows that hallucinations and delusions are understandable reactions to life events and circumstances rather than symptoms of a supposed genetic predisposition or biological disturbance. International contributors: * critique the 'medical model' of madness * examine the dominance of the 'illness' approach to understanding madness from historical and economic perspectives * document the role of drug companies * outline the alternative to drug based solutions * identify the urgency and possibility of prevention of madness. Models of Madness promotes a more humane and effective response to treating severely distressed people that will prove essential reading for psychiatrists and clinical psychologists and of great interest to all those who work in the mental health service. This book forms part of the International Society for the Psychological Treatment of Psychoses series edited by Brian Martindale.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Illness Model of 'Schizophrenia'. Read, Mosher, Bentall, 'Schizophrenia' is Not an Illness. Read, A History of Madness. Read, The Invention of 'Schizophrenia'. Read, Masson, Genetics, Eugenics and Mass Murder. Read, Does 'Schizophrenia' Exist? Reliability and Validity. Read, Biological Psychiatry's Lost Cause. Joseph, Schizophrenia and Heredity: Why the Emperor Has no Genes. Read, Electroconvulsive Therapy. Ross, Read, Antipsychotic Medication: Myths and Facts. Mosher, Gosden, Beder, Drug Companies and Schizophrenia: Unbridled Capitalism Meets Madness. Part II: Social and Psychological Approaches to Understanding Madness. Read, Haslam, Public Opinion: Bad Things Happen and Can Drive You Crazy. Geekie, Listening to the Voices We Hear: Clients' Understandings of Psychotic Experiences. Read, Poverty, Ethnicity and Gender. Bentall, Abandoning the Concept of Schizophrenia: The Cognitive Psychology of Hallucinations and Delusions. Silver, Koehler, Karon, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: Its History and Development. Read, Goodman, Morrison, Ross, Aderhold, Childhood Trauma and Stress. Read, Seymour, Mosher, Unhappy Families. Part III: Evidence-based Psychosocial Interventions. Davies, Burdett, Preventing 'Schizophrenia': Creating the Conditions for Saner Societies. Chamberlin, User-run Services. Morrison, Cognitive Therapy for People with Psychosis. Gottdiener, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia: Empirical Support. Johannessen, The Development of Early Intervention Services. Aderhold, Gottwalz, Family Therapy and Schizophrenia: Replacing Ideology with Openness. Mosher, Non-hospital, Non-drug Intervention with First Episode Psychosis.