The Language of Mental Health

Examining Mental Health through Social Constructionism

The Language of Mental Health

Authors: O'Reilly, Michelle, Lester, Jessica Nina

  • Offers cutting-edge theoretical and empirical analysis research from the new Palgrave Language of Mental Health seriesOutlines a variety of language-based methodologies for studying mental healthProvides practical strategies by reviewing the application of social constructionist research in therapeutic practice and child mental health

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This book explores social constructionism and the language of mental distress. Mental health research has traditionally been dominated by genetic and biomedical explanations that provide only partial explanations. However, process research that utilises qualitative methods has grown in popularity. Situated within this new strand of research, the authors examine and critically assess some of the different contributions that social constructionism has made to the study of mental distress and to how those diagnosed are conceptualized and labeled. This will be an invaluable introduction and source of practical strategies for academics, researchers and students as well as clinical practitioners, mental health professionals, and others working with mental health such as educationalists and social workers.


About the authors

Dr Michelle O'Reilly is a Senior Lecturer for the Greenwood Institute of Child Health at the University of Leicester, and Research Consultant for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. 

Dr Jessica Nina Lester is an Associate Professor of Inquiry Methodology in the School of Education at Indiana University, USA. 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Critical Turn to Language in the Field of Mental Health

    O’Reilly, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • History of Mental Health and Mental Illness

    O’Reilly, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 31-51

  • Classification Systems and Diagnostic Processes

    O’Reilly, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

  • Critical Perspectives in Psychiatry: Anti- and Critical Psychiatry

    O’Reilly, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 75-105

  • Models of Disability and the Translation to Psychiatric Categories

    O’Reilly, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 107-136

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60095-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60094-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Examining Mental Health through Social Constructionism
Book Subtitle
The Language of Mental Health
Authors
Series Title
The Language of Mental Health
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60095-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60095-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60094-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 366
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