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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Recovery and Mental Health

A Critical Sociological Account

ISBN 9780230291386
Publication Date November 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This challenging and sophisticated book offers a comprehensive overview of the concept of recovery from mental illness, while at the same time providing a critical analysis of it and consideration of its application in the mental health services. Provocative yet accessible, this is an important book for students and practitioners alike.

David Pilgrim is Professor of Health and Social Policy at the University of Liverpool and Head of Adult and Forensic Psychology Services, Guild NHS Trust Preston. He is the author, with Anne Rogers, of Mental Health Policy in Britain 2e, Mental Health and Inequality and Experiencing Psychiatry (with Ron Lacey), all published by Palgrave Macmillan, as well as Key Concepts in Mental Health and Psychotherapy and Society.

Ann McCranie, formerly a community newspaper journalist covering changing mental health services in the US, is undertaking a PhD in Sociology at Indiana University. Her research work spans medical sociology, organisational research and social networks, but is focussed on the treatment of people with severe mental illness.

1. Introduction
2. Recovery in a Historical Context
3. The Various Meanings of Recovery
4. Recovery in Science and Service
5. Recovery, Risk Elimination and Fiscal Burden
6. Pros and Cons of Recovery Policy for Survivors
7. Conclusion; Consensus and Conflict regarding Recovery


"A sustained, thoughtful and very accessible guide to the recovery debate in mental health, which has the trademark clarity we have come to associate with David Pilgrim's work. It really is an essential read for everyone involved in the mental health field." - Professor Nick Manning, Director of the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK
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