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People and Predicaments

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674429734

Publication Date: 01/01/1976

279 pages

2 figures, 2 tables


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  • Part I The People
    • 1. People in Predicament
    • 2. The Island and Its People
    • 3. The Values of Islanders
    • 4. The Stresses of Island Life
    • 5. The Resources and Needs of Islanders
  • Part II The Predicaments
    • 6. The Faces of Disorder
    • 7. The Study of Disorder
    • 8. Psychiatric Disorder in General Practice
    • 9. Psychiatric Disorder in Mental Health Practice
    • 10. Comparison of Psychiatric and General Practice
    • 11. The Prevalence of Human Predicaments
    • 12. Parapsychiatric Events and Psychiatric Disorder
    • 13. The Multi-Predicament Family
  • Part III The Services
    • 14. Beyond Psychiatry
    • 15. The Caretakers Move
    • 16. The Human Service Network
    • 17. The Functions of the Agencies
    • 18. The Common Purpose
    • 19. The Therapist in the Community
    • 20. The Human Uses of the Community
  • Appendices 1-35: Population Characteristics, Research Methods, and Tabular Data for Martha’s Vineyard Studies
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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