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Talking Back to Psychiatry

The Psychiatric Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

By Linda J. Morrison

Routledge – 2005 – 212 pages

Series: New Approaches in Sociology

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Description

Linda Morrison brings the voices and issues of a little-known, complex social movement to the attention of sociologists, mental health professionals, and the general public. The members of this social movement work to gain voice for their own experience, to raise consciousness of injustice and inequality, to expose the darker side of psychiatry, and to promote alternatives for people in emotional distress. Talking Back to Psychiatry explores the movement's history, its complex membership, its strategies and goals, and the varied response it has received from psychiatry, policy makers, and the public at large.

Contents

Introduction: The Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement 1. From Sick Role to Social Movement: Theoretical Explorations 2. Negotiating Activist and Researcher Roles: Methodological Considerations 3. The Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement: Historical Background and Themes 4. Resistant Identities: Voice, Choice, and Advocacy 5. Talking Back through the Larger Movement: Campaigns and Initiatives 6. The Politics of Identity, Power and Knowledge

Author Bio

Linda Morrison teaches sociology at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She worked previously in the mental health field.

Name: Talking Back to Psychiatry: The Psychiatric Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Linda J. Morrison. Linda Morrison brings the voices and issues of a little-known, complex social movement to the attention of sociologists, mental health professionals, and the general public. The members of this social movement work to gain voice for their own experience,...
Categories: Psychiatry, Mental Health, Sociology & Social Policy