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I was most impressed by the author's thoroughness in writing this book. She seems to leave no stone uncovered... [this is] a work which should become a necessity for all counsellors, counselling psychologists, psychiatric nurses and psychotherapists... This is a book to which I will make reference time and time again, and one which will occupy a prominent place in my library' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling `An invaluable handbook for students of psychotherapy and a good reference for established therapists... I recommend that all therapists have a copy of this book on their shelf' - Psychology, Health & Medicine Assessmenp and refer

The Antipsychiatry Movement: Its Challenges and Limitations

I would like to conclude this book on a more personal note. This is because writing on psychopathology for the purposes of a textbook of this kind encourages a somewhat detached, empirical approach to a subject matter which is subjective and emotive. A book on psycho-pathology is about human beings and is therefore so much about us and our own experiences that it is difficult to remain objective. As Podvall put it ‘madness is everyone's concern; if you have a mind it can go mad’ (1990: 317). It is in this spirit, albeit one that creates some necessary tension, that I hope this book will have been read. Such a book, structured around diagnostic categories and using psychiatric ...

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