Critical Perspectives on Mental Health

1602017Over the last forty years, there have been numerous attempts to critique the theory and practice of mental health care. Taking its lead from anti-psychiatry, Critical Perspectives on Mental Health seeks to explore and evaluate the claims of mainstream mental health ideologies and to establish what implications the critiques of these perspectives have for practice.  This text will be essential reading for students and those working in the social work and mental health care professions.


“Using the British mental health services as a case study, Coppock and Hopton critically review the various social, political, and intellectual developments that have shaped psychiatric practice and the delivery of mental health services” –Book News, August 2000.”

Critical Perspectives on Mental Health 1st Edition
Vicki Coppock (Author), John Hopton (Author)

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 20, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1857288793
ISBN-13: 978-1857288797

About the Author

Vicki Coppock is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at Edge Hill College; John Hopton is a Lecturer in Applied Social Studies at the University of Manchester.

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