In Richard Bentall’s Madness Explained, the company might have a candidate for bestseller status to set beside Laing’s The Divided Self. THIS BOOK WILL EXPLAIN WHAT MADNESS IS, TO SHOW THAT IT CAN BE BENTALL ARGUES INSTEAD THAT DELUSIONS. Review of Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature by Richard Bentall. Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books: London, Penguin Books was.

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Alison Ross – – Hypatia 15 4: Bentall does a good job of dispelling the myth that studies always or even often reveal the truth about medication and disorders.

Eugen Fischer – – Metaphilosophy 42 Dec 07, Bentalk rated it it was amazing. Science Logic and Mathematics. It may enable a few readers who are service users to gain some perspective on the field, to some extent at least to ‘stand above’ expertise and hidden assumptions for instance as evidenced in the unconscious stigmatisations and prejudices within the well-meaning non-statutory support systems and networks and be able to negotiate a ‘recovery’ from much broader resources, the ‘mental health’ field offering a scope of such resources, not any of which need necessarily utilising.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 24, Evan rated it really liked it.


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As is widely known, his ambition instead was drowned in drunkenness. History of Western Philosophy. I already know that Bentall would reject the latter option. Want to Read saving….

Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature

Dec 21, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: The title of this book is misleading. He argues that we should not reduce mental disorders to a disroder of the brain, but a disorder which encompasses the whole individual. Provides plenty of evidence that the current model of diagnosing and treating psychosis leaves a lot to be desired, and offers some valuable insights for the field.

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Penguin Books was RD Laing’s publisher. Exlained book is designed to be accessible to non-specialists and lay people, as well as mental health professionals.

May 18, Irma Strydom rated it it was amazing. I was always a coward — socially, physically, mentally, sexually, emotionally.

He dives quite deep into some clinical trials, which while perhaps useful for someone want to know the topic as deeply as humanly possible like a psychiatristfor someone more layman it feels overkill.

This involves treating compassionately what we can and accepting more as “normal” what we can’t.

Diagnosis: uncertain

The huge weight of evidence that different psychiatrists using different s I am going to enjoy this. Rather than diagnosing a patient with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, psychiatrists should diagnose their patients as having delusions, paranoia, episodes of mania, and treat them accordingly.


I kept hoping he would eventually deal ex;lained practicalities. Without reducing the book to a sentence, the main theme of the book is that psychosis and different kinds of mental disorders should be viewed as variations of normal psychology – that it belongs on a continuum between sane and insane, rather than being a different entity.

Paperbackpages. Quotes from Madness Explained But I hurt for being such a coward. I am going to enjoy explainex. Nov 05, Stamcho rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 07, Tiago Faleiro rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is rightly sceptical of the methods used to conduct some psychiatric research.

I cannot face the slightest breath of real life or death or ugliness. Even outside of psychiatry, I finished the book with a feeling masness having a deeper understanding of human nature.