Talking Back to Psychiatry: The Psychiatric Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

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Routledge, Sep 13, 2013 - Medical - 212 pages
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.

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

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