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Radical Mental Health
Radical mental health

This chapter covers the development of alternative mental health movements. This follows our deconstruction of traditional discourse so far, and our commitment to transforming current clinical work by prioritizing areas previously silenced in psychiatric practice. In the previous chapter we argued that our object of analysis should be ‘psychotic discourse’ since, rather than lying within the individual, ‘psychosis’ should be located in discursive practices. Here we will give the argument a further deconstructive twist, and consider ‘psychosis’ as a property of the (unequally shared) collective discourses of psychopathology. If this sounds strangely unfamiliar or at least distinctly uncomfortable, then our deconstruction is a practical one. It may be unfamiliar to you because you are fairly new to psychiatric terminology and ...

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