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Book Review

Contesting Psychiatry: Social Movements in Mental Health

Vanessa Hernandez, MD, and John W. Tsuang, MD

Published: November 30, 2008

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Contesting Psychiatry: Social Movements in Mental Healthby Nick Crossley is a wonderful comprehensive review of mentalhealth social movements in the United Kingdom from 1950-2000. The book provides a breadth of information regarding therise of resistance movements and their impact on psychiatriccare. The author does a wonderful job of describing how socialmovements gained traction and lays a solid foundation for thelanguage particular to this field for those who are unfamiliarwith it. The first few chapters develop the background of socialmovement organizations and chronicle the necessary aspects ofsuccessful movements.’ ‹

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Volume: 69

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