Determinants of Practice II: Attitudes to Psychiatry

  • Derek Tilbury
Part of the Practical Social Work book series (PSWS)


Attitudes to psychiatry change over time, often reflect our ambivalent feelings about it, and are complicated by the conflicts within psychiatry itself. There are three areas of confusion to address if our approach to psychiatry is to provide a rational footing for our work: our expectations of psychiatrists, social attitudes to psychiatric practice and the disagreements within psychiatry about the origins of psychosis.


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© British Association of Social Workers 1993

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  • Derek Tilbury

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