Critical Psychiatry

Controversies and Clinical Implications

Editors: Steingard, Sandra (Ed.)

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  • The only current guide to critical psychiatry designed for mental health physicians
  • Presents strategies for ethical and clinical solutions
  • Written by experts in the field
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This book is a guide for psychiatrists struggling to incorporate transformational strategies into their clinical work.  The book begins with an overview of the concept of critical psychiatry before focusing its analytic lens on the DSM diagnostic system, the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, the crucial distinction between drug-centered and disease-centered approaches to pharmacotherapy, the concept of “de-prescribing,” coercion in psychiatric practice, and a range of other issues that constitute the targets of contemporary critiques of psychiatric theory and practice.  Written by experts in each topic, this is the first book to explicate what has come to be called critical psychiatry from an unbiased and clinically relevant perspective.

 

Critical Psychiatry is an excellent, practical resource for clinicians seeking a solid foundation in the contemporary controversies within the field. General and forensic psychiatrists; family physicians, internists, and pediatricians who treat psychiatric patients; and mental health clinicians outside of medicine will all benefit from its conceptual insights and concrete advice.

About the authors

Sandra Steingard, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Howard Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Vermont
Larner College of Medicine
300 Flynn Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • What Is Critical Psychiatry?

    Pages 1-15

    Moncrieff, Joanna (et al.)

  • Toward Conceptual Competence in Psychiatric Diagnosis: An Ecological Model for Critiques of the DSM

    Pages 17-69

    Karter, Justin M. (et al.)

  • The Influence of Pharmaceutical Companies and Restoring Integrity to Psychiatric Research and Practice

    Pages 71-96

    Cosgrove, Lisa (et al.)

  • An Alternative Approach to Drug Treatment in Psychiatry

    Pages 97-111

    Moncrieff, Joanna

  • Clinical Implications of the Drug-Centered Approach

    Pages 113-135

    Steingard, Sandra

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eBook $64.99
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Softcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02731-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Psychiatry
Book Subtitle
Controversies and Clinical Implications
Editors
  • Sandra Steingard
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02732-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02732-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-02731-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 225
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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