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5. Inconsistencies about madness

5. Inconsistencies about madness  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0005
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9780198815600
‘Inconsistencies about madness’ examines the different standards used in enforcing treatment and secure accommodation for those with and without mental disorder and considers the links with ... More
3. The move into the community

3. The move into the community  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0003
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9780198826200
‘The move into the community’ considers deinstitutionalization. Nearly every large mental hospital in the UK and most in the US and Western Europe have closed. The emptying of the ... More
2. The politics of social work

2. The politics of social work  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191785221
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10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0002
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9780198708452
Social work is inherently political because its parameters are set by the government of the day and many social workers are employed by the state and have important legal powers through ... More
1. What is anxiety?

1. What is anxiety?  

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

in Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777486
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567157.003.0001
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9780199567157
‘What is anxiety?’ asks what anxiety is; what it feels like; and what its purpose might be. A brief history of anxiety takes us from its Latin roots, through the increased interest in ... More
7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health

7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
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9780191785245
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0007
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9780199665563
Internalizing disorders refer to problematic or harmful behaviours directed to oneself rather than to others. Although illegal drug use can be considered as an internalizing behaviour, the ... More
1. A remarkable fact

1. A remarkable fact  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0001
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9780199590605
Today, we can expect to live decades longer than any generation before us. Dire poverty and many forms of oppression are on the decline. So we should be at our happiest. ‘A remarkable fact’ ... More
7. Into the 21st century

7. Into the 21st century  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191865145
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0007
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9780198826200
‘Into the 21st century’ explains how there is an increased focus on how our body, and not just the brain, influences our mental health. Rapidly advancing computer technology, including ... More
6. Current agreements and debates

6. Current agreements and debates  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

in Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191815690
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753896.003.0006
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9780198753896
Clinical psychologists are often criticized for not stating their views firmly or clearly enough. ‘Current agreements and debates’ examines what most in the field accept as true as well as ... More
7. Extending the reach of clinical psychology

7. Extending the reach of clinical psychology  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

in Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191815690
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753896.003.0007
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9780198753896
‘Extending the reach of clinical psychology’ concerns the future, and reviews some recent developments that seem likely to take clinical psychology further in its quest to balance science ... More
Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Social Work: A Very Short Introduction  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.001.0001
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9780198708452
Social workers spend their time trying to ease social suffering. They encounter the extreme casualties of social inequality: the victims of poverty, illness, addiction, and abuse; they work ... More
6. Madness cast out

6. Madness cast out  

Andrew Scull

in Madness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778230
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10.1093/actrade/9780199608034.003.0006
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9780199608034
‘Madness cast out’ examines the dramatic changes in the psychiatric landscape that marked the late 20th century. These include the eclipse of psychoanalysis, a shift back to biological ... More
2. Current challenges

2. Current challenges  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0002
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9780199688463
What is the overall context within which public health is operating? What has been happening to the health of the public? ‘Current challenges’ considers the many challenges facing public ... More
4. Measuring happiness

4. Measuring happiness  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0004
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9780199590605
Can happiness be measured or is it too elusive and complex to measure? ‘Measuring happiness’ looks at the issues associated with trying to measure happiness. Measures of happiness can be ... More
Depression: A Very Short Introduction

Depression: A Very Short Introduction  

Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191785788
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558650.001.0001
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9780199558650
Covering melancholia, depression, manic depression, and bipolar disorder, Depression: A Very Short Introduction gives a brief account of the history of these concepts, before focusing on ... More
7. Depression in modern society

7. Depression in modern society  

Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott

in Depression: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191785788
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10.1093/actrade/9780199558650.003.0007
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9780199558650
No age, gender, or social group is immune to depression and it is a very common human experience. ‘Depression in modern society’ considers the global impact of depression and how major ... More
2. Asylums and the origins of psychiatry

2. Asylums and the origins of psychiatry  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0002
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9780198826200
‘Asylums and the origins of psychiatry’ outlines the historical care of the mentally ill. If the mentally deranged could not be cared for within the family, they were sent to private ... More
3. A case of obsessional neurosis

3. A case of obsessional neurosis  

Daniel Pick

in Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782404
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226818.003.0003
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9780199226818
‘A case of obsessional neurosis’ discusses the case of a patient that Sigmund Freud first met in 1907. This particular and complicated patient was known as ‘The Rat Man’. The patient faced ... More
5. Analytic space, time, and technique

5. Analytic space, time, and technique  

Daniel Pick

in Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191782404
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226818.003.0005
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9780199226818
A patient may have spent years building defences against areas of anxiety and psychic pain; getting past them may take some time. To facilitate analysis, Freud proposed use of a fixed ... More
1. Clinical psychologists at work

1. Clinical psychologists at work  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

in Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815690
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753896.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198753896
Clinical psychologists aim to offer psychological help to those who are unhappy or struggling with certain aspects of their lives, or those who are ill, especially when their mental health ... More
2. From the cradle to the grave

2. From the cradle to the grave  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

in Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815690
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753896.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198753896
Clinical psychologists work with an enormous variety of people and ‘From the cradle to the grave’ provides examples of clients taken from all ages and from all walks and stages of life. It ... More

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