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Recovery and Mental Health: A Critical Sociological Account

By: McCranie, Ann Pilgrim, David

1137358890 / 9781137358899
eBook (Adobe Pdf)
362.2
18/10/2013
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254 pages
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For most of us, the term 'recovery' in mental health implies hope and normality for those suffering from emotional distress.

It is understandable why recovery has therefore become a significant goal for mental health services.

But what does recovery mean for those who are struggling to see it through?

Is the emphasis on recovery always a positive thing?

This book takes a critical sociological look at personal and public assumptions and understandings.

In particular:* It explores what the recovery movement signifies today, offering readers a critical, reflexive view of its scientific, policy and political consequences.* It considers what recovery means from social, medical and patient perspectives, and the implications of these conflicting views,* It reveals some of the risks and benefits for people with mental health problems encountering a system that expects them to recover.Offering a comprehensive and thought-provoking overview of the concept of recovery from mental illness, this book is a must-have for students studying mental health across a range of subjects, including Sociology, Social Work, Psychology and Nursing.

BIC:

J Society & social sciences, JK Social services & welfare, criminology, MBPK Mental health services, V Health & personal development

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