A review: The Medical Model in Mental Health

In the author’s words:

As a reviewer I qualify in all of these domains.

At outset, the author of this Oxford Text Book makes clear:

In acknowledging these omissions the author states:

The language used in this book is not always straightforward:

Another example:

The author concludes his book:

I agree with this conclusion.

I do not recommend this book. It is not an easy read.

As a mental health professional, ex-patient, carer, student and philosopher I found this book repetitive and defensive. As a text book  it carefully avoids any consideration of realistic medicine.

A longer review can be read here.

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