Nonpsychiatry: An Alternative to Contemporary Mental Health Work

Hellerich, Gert
July 2005
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;Summer2005, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
The central theme of this article is nonpsychiatry. The implication of this term is illustrated in the mental health system and its significance is shown as an alternative to the established psychiatry. The article differentiates between genetic and social psychiatry on the one hand and antipsychiatry on the other when dealing with nonpsychiatry. An example of a psychosocial self-help group in Germany illustrates the nonpsychiatric services and strategies.


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