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Recovery and Mental Health: A Critical Sociological Account
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RECOVERY AND MENTAL HEALTH: A CRITICAL SOCIOLOGICAL ACCOUNT

PAPERBACK BY PILGRIM, DAVID; MCCRANIE, ANN

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ISBN
9780230291386
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PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
280 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
18 OCT 2013

DESCRIPTION

For most of us, the term 'recovery' in mental health implies hope and normality for those suffering from emotional distress. It is understandable why recovery has therefore become a significant goal for mental health services. But what does recovery mean for those who are struggling to see it through? Is the emphasis on recovery always a positive thing? This book takes a critical sociological look at personal and public assumptions and understandings. In particular:* It explores what the recovery movement signifies today, offering readers a critical, reflexive view of its scientific, policy and political consequences.* It considers what recovery means from social, medical and patient perspectives, and the implications of these conflicting views,* It reveals some of the risks and benefits for people with mental health problems encountering a system that expects them to recover.Offering a comprehensive and thought-provoking overview of the concept of recovery from mental illness, this book is a must-have for students studying mental health across a range of subjects, including Sociology, Social Work, Psychology and Nursing.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction.- 2. Recovery in a Historical Context.- 3. The Various Meanings of Recovery.- 4. Recovery in Science and Service.- 5. Recovery, Risk Elimination and Fiscal Burden.- 6. Pros and Cons of Recovery Policy for Survivors.- 7. Conclusion; Consensus and Conflict regarding Recovery.