Psychiatry Reconsidered

From Medical Treatment to Supportive Understanding

  • Hugh Middleton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 211-249

About this book


Psychiatry suffers a lot of criticism, not least from within its own scientifically founded medical world. This book provides an account of mental health difficulties and how they are generally addressed in conventional medical circles, alongside critical reviews of the assumptions underpinning them to encourage more humanitarian perspectives.


Psychiatry Antipsychiatry Critical Psychiatry Medical Model Psychiatric Diagnosis ICD DSM Psychopharmacology Placebo Effect Psychotherapy Psychological therapy Psychoanalysis Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Counselling Personal Growth Non-specific factors Therapeutic Relationship Mind/body dualism Social Order Deviance behavior counseling diagnosis pharmacology psychiatry psychoanalysis psychopharmacology psychotherapy Therapeut therapy treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Hugh Middleton
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Sociology and Social PolicyUniversity of NottinghamUK
  2. 2.Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS TrustUK

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