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Recovery beyond psychiatry /
David Whitwell.
imprint
London : Free Association Books, 2005.
description
vi, 192 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1853439231, 9781853439230
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London : Free Association Books, 2005.
isbn
1853439231
9781853439230
catalogue key
10258642
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-192).
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David Whitwell's thesis is that it is not conventional psychiatric treatment that is key to recovery, but non-specific aspects of care such as support, safety, general health, good relationships. The author's conclusion is that recovery should be adopted as the goal of mental health services. Treatment then becomes just one option that can be used in certain situations. For example, acute psychiatry becomes a particular set of procedures for dealing with essentially urgent and dangerous situations-as a special kind of first aid which needs to be fitted into the individual's long-term recovery plan.
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David Whitwell's thesis is that it is not conventional psychiatric treatment that is key to recovery but non-specific aspects of care such as support, safety, general health and good relationships. The author's conclusion is that recovery should be adopted as the goal of mental health services. Treatment then becomes just one option that can be used in certain situations, for example acute psychiatry becomes a particular set of procedures for dealing with essentially urgent and dangerous situations - as a special kind of first aid which needs to be fitted into the individual's long-term recovery plan.
Table of Contents
The myth that psychiatric treatment produces recoveryp. 1
The origins of naive psychiatryp. 2
Asking psychiatrists and their patients about recoveryp. 22
The challenge to the medical modelp. 26
The endless debatep. 36
Narratives and human existencep. 50
The reactions of the self to mental illnessp. 60
The reality of personal survival and recoveryp. 75
Evidence of recoveryp. 76
The long road to recoveryp. 89
Naturalistic factors in recoveryp. 93
False solutionsp. 108
Treatment, therapy and recoveryp. 112
Drug treatment in psychiatryp. 122
The human factorp. 149
Survival of the personal lifep. 158
Regaining controlp. 170
New services : new modelp. 181
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