The Politics of Mental Health

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The Politics of Mental Health

Making sense of the contested nature of mental illness: from arguments about ‘what is mental illness?’, to the impacts of ‘de-Institutionalization’, and the relationship between mental illness &

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Making sense of the contested nature of mental illness: from arguments about ‘what is mental illness?’, to the impacts of ‘de-Institutionalization’, and the relationship between mental illness & criminal responsibility. Finally we consider French theorist Michel Foucault on the medicalization of madness, and ask: does professional ‘labelling’ create mental illness?