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Riassunto: This is the story of one of the most far-reaching human endeavors in history: the quest for mental well-being. From its origins in the eighteenth century to its wide scope in the early twenty-first, this search for emotional health and welfare has cost billions. In the name of mental health, millions around the world have been tranquilized, institutionalized, psycho-analyzed, sterilized, lobotomized, and even euthanized. Yet at the dawn of the new millennium, reported rates of depression and anxiety are unprecedentedly high. Drawing on years of field research, Ian Dowbiggin argues that if the quest for emotional well-being has reached a crisis point in the twenty-first century, it is because mass society is enveloped by cultures of therapism and consumerism, which increasingly advocate bureaucratic and managerial approaches to health and welfare. Over time, stake-holders such as governments, educators, drug companies, the media, the insurance industry, the courts, the helping professions, and a public whose taste for treatment seems insatiable have transformed the campaign to achieve mental health into a movement that has come to mean all things to virtually all people. As Dowbiggin shows, unless systemic changes take place, the quest for mental health is likely to make populations more miserable before they become happier.
Book Description: The desire to be happy and free of emotional distress is as old as time itself, but nothing has matched the concerted and costly campaign waged over the last two hundred years to achieve mental well-being. As populations increasingly invest in the attainment of psychological well-being, the incidence of mental and emotional illness rises worrisomely; yet as Ian Dowbiggin shows, the quest continues undaunted. Drawing on years of research in the field, Dowbiggin argues that this trend will persist as long as consumerism and therapism, the widespread dependence on the psychological sciences to ease the troubles of everyday life, continue to hold sway over the hearts and minds of people around the world.
Titolo: The Quest for Mental Health: A Tale of ...
Casa editrice: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Data di pubblicazione: 2011
Condizione libro: New
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M052168868X