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Peter Triantafillou
Naja Vucina

in her cure both inside and, increasingly, outside clinical and hospital settings was pushed by British psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and other reformers from the 1960s. Empowering the patient Since the 1990s, a number of medical practitioners and others involved in mental health care have written on recovery. In this vast literature, we often encounter a distinction between ‘recovery’ and ‘rehabilitation’. Recovery is usually defined as an approach by which people suffering from mental illness are offered various empowerment techniques in order to better cope

in The politics of health promotion
Healthcare professionals and the BBC
Vicky Long

-­media controversy’, Media History, 6 (2000), 177–88. 21 Ibid. 22 See J. V. Pickstone, ‘Psychiatry in general hospitals: history, contingency and local innovation in the early years of the National Health Service’, in J. V. Pickstone (ed.), Medical Innovations in Historical Perspective (Houndmills, 1992), pp. 185–99, and S. Cherry, Mental Health Care in Modern England: The Norfolk Lunatic Asylum / St Andrew’s Hospital c.1810–1998 (Woodbridge, 2003), pp. 231–40. 23 BBC WAC, S322/117/3, BBC audience research report, 12 November 1956, p. 5. 24 W. Sargant, ‘The Hurt Mind’, British

in Destigmatising mental illness?
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Madmen in the attic?
Amy Milne-Smith

cure rates continued to stagnate. 35 This period witnessed both the normalization of the asylum system and repeated critiques from patients’ rights groups, legal sceptics, and families of the mad. The war did not instantly transform mental health care, and the term ‘shell shock’ was not coined until 1915; yet the war certainly put mental health concerns in an entirely new context. The decades leading up to the war anticipated many trends of twentieth-century psychiatry while still playing out Victorian debates

in Out of his mind
Voluntarism, the public and mental illness
Vicky Long

Association’, pp. 5–21. 64 MACA Archive, SA/MAC/B.1/66, ‘The MACA Annual Report 1954’, pp. 7–8. 65 Although these services struggled to assist people with mental health problems: see V. Long, ‘Rethinking post-­war mental health care: industrial therapy and the chronic mental patient in Britain’, Social History of Medicine, advance access, published online 10 March 2013. 66 ‘The MACA Annual Report 1954’, pp. 7–8. 67 Soanes, ‘Rest and Restitution’, p. 251. 68 Ibid., pp. 214–18. 69 ‘The MACA Annual Report 1954’, p. 9. 70 MACA Archive, SA/MAC/B.1/76, ‘The MACA

in Destigmatising mental illness?
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Jill Kirby

(ed.) Health and the Modern Home (New York: Routledge, 2007); Edmund Ramsden, ‘Stress in the City: Mental Health, Urban Planning, and the Social Sciences in the Postwar United States’, in Cantor and Ramsden (eds) Stress, Shock, and Adaptation ; Mathew Thomson, ‘Neurasthenia in Britain: An Overview’, in Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra and Roy Porter (eds) Cultures of Psychiatry and Mental Health Care in Postwar Britain and the Netherlands , Clio Medica / The Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001); Haggett, Desperate Housewives ; Haggett

in Feeling the strain
Transgender patients in early Swedish medical research
Julian Honkasalo

hospital built in 1872. In the 1950s and 1960s it specialized in anti-psychotic treatment with new psychotropic medicines as an alternative to permanent state custody. A 1969 article by Forssman and Wålinder gives a picture of mental health care at St Jörgen’s hospital. The authors write about ‘the astonishingly good results’ with lithium experiments in comparison to electroshock treatment, insulin-induced coma or lobotomy. One patient, a forty-three-year-old woman who was institutionalized at the age of sixteen for ‘attacks of uneasiness, violence and stupor’, had

in Bodily interventions and intimate labour
The changing meaning of Usher syndrome, 1960–1980
Marion Andrea Schmidt

Social Rehabilitation Service, covering the period from 1965 to 1969, the project offered professional training and services, such as outpatient and inpatient mental health care or a preschool program for deaf children. 15 Supervised by eminent neuropsychiatrist and psychoanalyst Roy Grinker and led by Vernon, the project team also took part in psychiatric research. Like at the NYSPI, then, research of (syndromic) genetic deafness occurred in a psychiatric institution interested in basic research, psychiatric reform, and community outreach. Researchers at the

in Eradicating deafness?
Ingi Iusmen

instruments acted as a yardstick to measure progress. The amount of financial assistance and technical expertise deployed for each human rights area concerned depended on the severity of the rights violations and, above all, on the political weight and visibility acquired by the respective policy sector. Social rights The broad spectrum of social issues was at the heart of the EU human rights conditionality as applied in Romania. Amongst the social policy sectors addressed by the EU, the situation of the people with disabilities in residential care and the mental health

in Children’s rights, Eastern enlargement and the EU human rights regime
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Physician-publics, citizen-audiences and a half-century of health-care debates in Canada
Sasha Mullally
Greg Marchildon

generates’. 53 Immigrants described as ‘sturdy seekers’ from the UK, Scandinavia and the Balkans, among other regions, took to farming and shaped the agrarian communities of the province in an environment that required them to be ‘solidly self-dependent’. MacTaggart wrote in great detail about physician-government collaborative programmes for tuberculosis, cancer and mental health care, as well as the municipal doctor

in Communicating the history of medicine
Dolto and the psychoanalytic approach to autism in France
Richard Bates

with it argued for psychiatry’s reform, not its abolition. Following John Foot’s work on Franco Basaglia, this chapter understands ‘antipsychiatry’ as a radical movement within psychiatry, critiquing the theories, diagnoses and practices employed in psychiatry before the 1960s. John Foot, The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care (London: Verso, 2015). 38 R. D. Laing and Aaron Esterson, Sanity, Madness and the Family (first published

in Psychoanalysis and the family in twentieth-century France