The Medical Model in Mental Health: An Explanation and Evaluation

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Anonymous says:

A valuable & practical textbook for a wide range of health professionals, including psychologists. This book aims to explain and evaluate the overlap between general medicine and psychiatry, and provides a solid grounding in the medical model in mental health. However, part of the book’s broader appeal lies in its detailed coverage of a range of related issues. Importantly, substantial chapters are dedicated to spectrums of health and to the triad of factors that comprise the biopsychosocial model of mental health.The author (whom I have only communicated with on Twitter, and…

Anonymous says:

Offers an explanation of ‘What is the Medical Model of Mental Health. As Service User with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, a member of a Hospital Chaplaincy Team, Priest and having trained and practiced as a Social Worker, I wish this book had been written years ago. The Medical Model is something that I have heard referred to throughout my professional, academic and personal life. This book gives an explanation of what this is in relation to mental health. The author asks the question, why is psychiatric diagnosis and treatment seen as being different from the…

Anonymous says:

Excellent reference book Excellent book, informative, fluent and well structured, with loads of references. Very helpful at trying to explain a difficult and often controversial subject

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