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Creating Mental Illness

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ISBN-10: 0226353826

ISBN-13: 9780226353821

Edition: 2003

Authors: Allan V. Horwitz

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List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 315
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Introduction—The Proliferation of Mental Illnesses
A Concept of Mental Disorder
The Expansion of Mental Disorder in Dynamic Psychiatry
The Emergence of Diagnostic Psychiatry
The Extension of Mental Illnesses into the Community
The Structuring of Mental Disorders
The Biological Foundations of Diagnostic Psychiatry
Social Causes of Distress
Diagnostic Psychiatry and Therapy
Conclusion
Mental Illnesses as Social Constructions
Notes
References
Index