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Part 1: A Psychiatric Perspective 1. In the Beginning: Cultural History and Poetry of Madness 2. What Does Mental Health / Disorder Mean? 3. Defining Mental Disorder: A Psychiatric Framework 4. Defining Mental Disorder: A Framework for the Schizophrenias 5. The 'Minor' Mental Disorders Part 2: Bio-psychological Perspective 6. Critique of Unidimensional Medicalisation of Mental Disorder 7. Other Problems of Psychiatry 8. Mental Health Social Work with People with Mood Disorders 9. Mental Health Social Work with People with Schizophrenia Part 3: The Emergency Perspectives 10. Mental Health Social Work with 'Suicidal' People 11. Personality Disorders and the Psychiatric-Child Protection Interface 12. Statutory Mental Health Social Work: Care and Control Dilemmas and Role of the Approved Social Worker 13. The Accommodation Dimension: Housing and Mental Disorder 14. The Vortex of Mental Disorder: The Client Speaks

About the Author

Colin Pritchard is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southampton and Research Professor in Psychiatric Social Work at the Institute of Health and Community Studies, University of Bournemouth. He is an academic veteran of the social care field who has maintained a mental health practice while being an active and sometimes controversial interdisciplinary researcher.

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