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Psychiatric Team and the Social Definition of Schizophrenia An Anthropological Study of Person and Illness

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ISBN-10: 0521416531

ISBN-13: 9780521416535

Edition: 1996

Authors: Rob Barrett, Byron J. Good, Peter J. Tyrer

List price: $179.00
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This book is a study of schizophrenia in a modern psychiatric hospital. Its purpose is to develop a contextual understanding of schizophrenia by studying the clinical setting in which this disorder is experienced, diagnosed and treated, and it arises from an anthropological investigation of the day-to-day work of clinical staff. The author offers a penetrating analysis of the language used by hospital staff as they write and talk about their patients, and traces the evolution of the concept of schizophrenia, showing how contemporary theoretical constructs are applied by clinical staff. In its analysis of the schizophrenia team and of those experiencing the disorder, this book will reveal to…    
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Book details

List price: $179.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/26/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 359
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Schizophrenia in context
Time and space in a progressive psychiatric hospital
Professional domains and the dimensions of a case
Clinical teams and the 'whole person'
Documenting a case: the written construction of schizophrenia
Moral trajectories: from acute psychosis to 'chronic schizophrenic'
Historical formulations of schizophrenia: degeneration and disintegration
Contemporary formulations of schizophrenia: explaining the inexplicable
Schizophrenia for practical purposes
The person, the case, and schizophrenia
References
Index