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by Dr Hugh
Middleton and Dr Joanna
Published: February 2018
Critical psychiatry is a broad critique
of mainstream psychiatry that has emerged in recent years which
challenges some of psychiatry's most deeply held assumptions. It
draws on philosophy, history, anthropology, social science and
mental health service users' experiences.
There is no definitive 'critical psychiatry
position'. It is a collection of critical perspectives intended to
produce a more reflective, sceptical and patient-centred approach
to the theory and practice of psychiatry.
In this module, we will define critical
psychiatry and examine the understanding of and the responses
to mental disorder.
Start the module
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