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Psykhe: The Mental Health Crisis and How We Got Here
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Psykhe: The Mental Health Crisis and How We Got Here (Paperback)

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Mental health has become the health issue that dominates debate above all others, but it remains poorly understood. One in four people will suffer a mental health issue in the course of each year, and most of them will not seek help because of the stigma that still attaches to mental ill health. Suicide rates are growing year on year. But why? Are we in the grip of a modern epidemic? And if so, how did we get here?

To get under the skin of this, Psykhe throws new light on the history of mental health, offering a compelling description and analysis of how events from Classical times to the Capitalist Age have by turn shaped, reshaped, advanced, stultified and advanced again the course of human progress in this most difficult of medical disciplines.

This is a gripping narrative that discusses not only how these events have defined todays attitudes towards mental ill health, and the modern day services with which we seek to treat it, but also ultimately offers a fresh perspective on one of life's most fundamental questions - just what does it mean to live well as a human in the twenty-first century?

History & PoliticsMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHealth systems & servicesMental health services Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/06/2021 ISBN-13: 9781398102712  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Richard Carlton Crabtree has worked at the forefront of the Department of Health's flagship 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' (IAPT) programme for more than ten years, having led the expansion of IAPT into thirty-six regions around the UK. He has written about mental health and psychological therapies for the Independent newspaper, and contributed to national forums shaping mental health policy in the UK. Sir Norman Lamb served as a Member of Parliament between 2001 and 2019. He served as Minister of State for Care and Support in the Department of Health between 2012 and 2015, and was Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee from 2017 to 2019.

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