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The Light Inside the Shadow

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ISBN: 9781921934155 Year: Pages: 120 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_462771 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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You are not alone! BlueBoard is an online community for people concerned about mental health problems including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, eating disorders, borderline personality and related disorders. There are forums for people working on their own recovery and for friends and family members. The aim of BlueBoard is to enable people to reach out and both offer and receive help. BlueBoard is free, anonymous and available at any time from around the world. The delivery of BlueBoard is supported by funding from the Australian Department of Health.

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Chapter 13 The value of the imagined biological in policy and society (Book chapter)

Book title: Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society

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ISBN: 9781138211957 9781315451695 Year: Pages: 10 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Social Sciences
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Attending the World Economic Forum this past week, I was struck by two trends. The first was that brain research has emerged as a hot topic. Not only was brain science or brain health a new&#xD;theme at the meeting, research on the brain emerged in discussions about next generation&#xD;computing, global cooperation, and even models of economic development as well as being&#xD;linked to mental health or mindfulness. In a meeting frequented largely by economists&#xD;and business leaders, I was surprised by the number of non-scientists who have become&#xD;enchanted by brain science. Clearly this is the era of the brain, with mental health now part of a&#xD;much broader discussion.

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Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in the Criminal Law

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ISBN: 9780199698592 Year: Pages: 307 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698592.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Psychiatry --- Law --- Psychology
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Whether it is a question of the age below which a child cannot be held liable for their actions, or the attribution of responsibility to defendants with mental illnesses, mental incapacity is a central concern for legal actors, policy makers, and legislators when it comes to crime and justice. Understanding the terrain of mental incapacity in criminal law is notoriously difficult; it involves tracing overlapping and interlocking legal doctrines, current and past practices including those of evidence and proof, and also medical and social understanding of mental order and incapacity. Bringing together previously disparate discussions on criminal responsibility from law, psychology, and philosophy, this book provides a close study of mental incapacity defences, analysing their development through historical cases to the modern era. It maps the shifting boundaries between normality and abnormality as constructed in law, arguing that ‘manifest madness’ — the distinct character of mental incapacity revealed by this interdisciplinary approach — has a broad significance for understanding the criminal law as a whole.

Experiência de doença e narrativa

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ISBN: 9788575412664 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7476/9788575412664 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - Editora FIOCRUZ
Subject: Psychiatry
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O conceito de 'experiência' é o fio condutor desta coletânea dividida em duas partes: a primeira aborda a construção social da doença, em especial a 'doença mental', enfocando as experiências de aflição através dos processos sociais e diálogos que lhe dão forma; a segunda focaliza o doente e a experiência do adoecer e do se tratar. A instigante análise aborda questões relativas à subjetividade, corporalidade e ação, aspectos fundamentais para o entendimento dos modos socialmente compartilhados através dos quais os moradores do Nordeste de Amaralina (bairro de classe trabalhadora de Salvador) identificam, explicam e reagem à doença mental.

Causal Explanation in Psychiatry - Beyond Scientism and Scepticism

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889452293 Year: Pages: 102 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-229-3 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Psychiatry
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Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum: Doctors, Patients, and Practices

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Book Series: Mental Health in Historical Perspective ISBN: 9783319567136 9783319567143 Year: Pages: 276 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56714-3 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Psychiatry
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This book explores how the body was investigated in the late nineteenth-century asylum in Britain. As more and more Victorian asylum doctors looked to the bodily fabric to reveal the ‘truth’ of mental disease, a whole host of techniques and technologies were brought to bear upon the patient's body. These practices encompassed the clinical and the pathological, from testing the patient's reflexes to dissecting the brain.Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum takes a unique approach to the topic, conducting a chapter-by-chapter dissection of the body. It considers how asylum doctors viewed and investigated the skin, muscles, bones, brain, and bodily fluids. The book demonstrates the importance of the body in nineteenth-century psychiatry as well as how the asylum functioned as a site of research, and will be of value to historians of psychiatry, the body, and scientific practice.

Cadernos de Psiquiatria social e cultural

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Book Series: Ciências da Saúde ISBN: 9789892609676 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-0968-3 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Psychiatry
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O conjunto de textos que compõe esta publicação privilegia uma reflexão crítica e uma perspetiva integradora no estudo da saúde e das doenças. Faz-se uma ponte crítica entre os determinantes biológicos e sociais da saúde e das doenças em ‘tempos crise’; pensa-se criticamente sobre a construção social e cultural do conhecimento científico, com recurso ao método etnográfico; aborda-se o importante tema do estigma e a necessidade de o combater, no âmbito do trabalho pedagógico, em nome da dignidade e liberdade dos doentes; reflete-se sobre padrões de comunicação e interação interpessoais, estratégias adaptativas e vulnerabilidade ao stress nas Equipas de Enfermagem; analisam-se as representações sociais e a prevenção do abuso sexual de menores junto dos profissionais de saúde, no âmbito dos Cuidados Primários; investiga-se a experiência da dor e as dimensões psicológicas, sociais e culturais do sintoma, assim como se desenvolvem argumentos relacionados o controlo não farmacológico da dor, no âmbito do trabalho clínico das Equipas de Enfermagem e, por fim, faz-se uma reflexão crítica sobre as representações sociais da masturbação e respetivos antecedentes médicos, históricos e religiosos.

Território e saúde mental em tempos de crise

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Book Series: Outros títulos ISBN: 9789892611051 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1105-1 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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Psychiatry and Decolonisation in Uganda

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ISBN: 9781137600943 Year: DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-60095-0 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Psychiatry --- History --- Social Sciences
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This open access book investigates psychiatry in Uganda during the years of decolonisation. It examines the challenges facing a new generation of psychiatrists as they took over responsibility for psychiatry at the end of empire, and explores the ways psychiatric practices were tied to shifting political and development priorities, periods of instability, and a broader context of transnational and international exchange. At its heart is a question that has concerned psychiatrists globally since the mid-twentieth century: how to bridge the social and cultural gap between psychiatry and its patients? Bringing together archival research with oral histories, Yolana Pringle traces how this question came to dominate both national and international discussions on mental health care reform, including at the World Health Organization, and helped spur a culture of experimentation and creativity globally. As Pringle shows, however, the history of psychiatry during the years of decolonisation remained one of marginality, and ultimately, in the context of war and violence, the decolonisation of psychiatry was incomplete.

Madness and Creativity: Yes, No or Maybe?

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889196708 Year: Pages: 85 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-670-8 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Psychology --- Science (General)
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The pervasive idea that madness and creativity are intricately linked is one that holds tremendous fascination for both scientists and the general public alike. Although this view was at first largely driven by anecdotal evidence showcasing the manifestation of mental illness in individuals who exhibited extraordinary levels of creativity in various spheres of life, it initiated a strong impetus to empirically investigate the association between mental health and creativity.A variety of approaches (and combinations of approaches) have been adopted to address this association including clinical, personality, psychometric, behavioral, cognitive, historiometric and neuroscientific. Despite the ever accumulating body of evidence over the past six decades investigating this link, what is lacking is a comprehensive overview of the disparate findings from these different approaches that will enable us to address the question of whether there is an empirically founded relationship between creativity and mental illness. And if such a link does exist, what is the nature of this association? The purpose of this Research Topic was to motivate theorists and researchers to answer this question (or at least attempt to do so) given the available evidence thus far. The themes of interest that were open to exploration in view of this topic included:(a) Which mental disorders are positively associated with creativity?(b) Which mental disorders are negatively associated with creativity?(c) The dynamics of information processing biases (positive versus negative) associated with psychiatric and high-risk populations(d) Theories regarding the madness-creativity link(e) Personality-based studies on creativity(f) Creativity, mental illness and the brain(g) Genes and creativity(h) How can studies on neurological populations inform this debate?(i) What are the areas of impact with regard to real world applications and practice?(j) Historical timeline of this question(k) Evolutionary perspectives on the madness-creativity link(l) Methodological problems associated with this field(m) Philosophical issues to bear in mind when investigating this domain(n) The usefulness of the “troubled genius” concept The invitation to contribute was open to all interested academics regardless of whether they were seasoned explorers within this field of study or just beginning to get their feet wet in its murky waters. As a result of adopting this inclusive approach, the contributions showcase a wide variety of perspectives from academic departments and institutions the world over. What is most encouraging is that so many were willing to openly take on the challenge of tackling this difficult question head on. We hope future discussions that follow through as a result of this collective effort will prove to be just as fruitful.

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