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Madness, distress and the politics of disablement

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Publication date16/06/2015
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherThe Policy Press
Number of pages320
ISBN (Print)9781447314585
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This book explores the challenges of applying disability theory and policy, including the social model of disability, to madness and distress. It brings together leading scholars and activists from Europe, North America, Australia and India, to explore the relationship between madness, distress and disability. Whether mental health problems should be viewed as disabilities is a pressing concern, especially since the inclusion of psychosocial disability in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This book will appeal to policy makers, practitioners, activists and academics.