Critical Psychiatry

The Limits of Madness

  • D. B. Double

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

  3. Anti-psychiatry and Critical Psychiatry in Retrospect

  4. The Prospect of Critical Psychiatry

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-251

About this book


Psychiatry is increasingly dominated by the reductionist claim that mental illness is caused by neurobiological abnormalities. Critical psychiatry disagrees with this and proposes a more ethical foundation for practice. This book describes an original framework for renewing mental health services in alliance with people with mental health problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. B. Double
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East AngliaJapan

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