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Section 1: What is critical psychiatry?

(1.1) Section 1: What is critical psychiatry?

(1.2) What is critical psychiatry?

(1.3) Interactive exercise: leading 'anti-psychiatry' thinkers

(1.4) Section 1: Recap

(1.5) Section 1: Summary


Section 2: Understanding mental disorder

(2.1) Section 2: Understanding mental disorder

(2.2) The relationship between psychiatry and medicine

(2.2i) Psychiatry and medicine

(2.2ii) Interactive exercise: the 'myth' of mental illness

(2.2iii) Critical appraisal of biomedical findings

(2.2iv) Reflection: alternatives to 'medical' psychiatry

(2.2v) Reflection: suggested answer

(2.3) Forms of knowledge applicable to the study of mental health difficulties

(2.3i) Psychiatry's knowledge base

(2.3ii) What sort of knowledge?

(2.3iii) Alternative approaches to psychiatric knowledge

(2.3iv) Socially constructed 'illness'

(2.4) Psychiatry's institutional role in society

(2.4i) Psychiatry's institutional role in society

(2.4ii) Sick role

(2.4iii) Reflection: psychiatry's institutional role in society

(2.4iv) Reflection: suggested answer

(2.5) Psychiatry's current contributions to social order

(2.5i) Contemporary psychiatry and social control

(2.5ii) Coercive measures

(2.5iii) Reinforcing conformity

(2.6) Section 2: Recap

(2.7) Section 2: Summary


Section 3: Responding to mental disorder 

(3.1) Section 3: Responding to mental disorder

(3.2) Responding to mental disorder

(3.3) Drug treatment

(3.4) Models of drug action

(3.5) Interactive exercise: models of drug action

(3.6) Collaborative prescribing

(3.7) The 'placebo' effect

(3.8) Reflection: suggested answer

(3.9) Interactive exercise: defining psychotherapies

(3.10) Reflection: suggested answer

(3.11) Section 3: Recap

(3.12) Section 3: Summary


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