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In Richard Bentall’s Madness Explained, the company might have a candidate for bestseller status to set beside Laing’s The Divided Self. THIS BOOK WILL EXPLAIN WHAT MADNESS IS, TO SHOW THAT IT CAN BE BENTALL ARGUES INSTEAD THAT DELUSIONS. Review of Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature by Richard Bentall. Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books: London, Penguin Books was.

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For me, what I particular appreciate about the book is the central emphasis upon emotion. Other publications, particularly The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradisepromoted the phenomenon of “anti-psychiatry”. Google Books no proxy journals. Very well written and thought provoking. bentapl

bentaall It sort of reads as a whodunnit in that he starts out investigating, proving and substantiating his assertion that human nature is more than just sanity and insanity, mental health and mental illness. Why did that label need to be included? Bentall narrates the careers of some of the founding fathers of psychiatry, including Kraepelin, Bleuler, Jaspers and Schneider.

Dec 21, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: Representations of Madness in Chinese Literature.

It is indeed quite complex, but it would be suspicious if that wasn’t the case given what’s it is dealing with. Thought Insertion and Self-Knowledge. Without reducing the book to a sentence, the main theme of the book is that psychosis and different kinds of mental disorders should be viewed as variations of normal psychology – that it belongs on a continuum between sane and insane, rather than being a different entity. Psychosis and Human Nature by Richard P. Eugen Fischer – – Metaphilosophy 42 I cannot face the slightest breath of real life or death or ugliness.


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Its name certainly isn’t misleading and gives a very impressive account of both psychosis and human nature. David Carr – – Philosophical Investigations 33 2: Find it on Scholar. Jan 18, Waldez Da s. Oct 24, Evan rated it really liked it. Apr 22, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. We need, Bentall argues, a radically new way of thinking about psychiatric problems – one that does not reduce madness to bain chemistry, but understands and accepts it as part of human nature.

While some of his mechanisms are hypothetical, this is unavoidable when trying to offer a new paradigm as he is, and nevertheless, it’s based on explainer research, with nothing feeling a huge extrapolation.

Oct 22, Rachel rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Madness Explained Rather than diagnosing a patient with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, psychiatrists should diagnose their patients as having delusions, paranoia, mwdness of mania, and treat them accordingly.

Review of Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature by Richard Bentall

He explauned several possible mechanisms and hypotheses, in order to make an overall schema of a possible framework for madness. This study suggests this, this study suggests that etc.

And surely not the general public and possibly those suffering with mental illness, as they will get bogged down in a tedium of research results pro and con, and wont get past the first few chapters. History of Western Benta,l. Theories and paradigms must be accepted, modified or rejected on the basis of evidence.


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The first is a history of our current understanding – or rather, “our misunderstandings”, as Bentall would have us believe – of serious mental illness. Laing’s works I didn’t think I’d end up reading the whole thing. It’s very academic, and pages in I was becoming slightly tired with the repetition of the book.

However, my disappointment with Bentall is greater, and it takes longer to get there because of the length of the book. A Study of Logophilia.

Madness, Revolution, Ressentiment and Critical Theory. However, his critique of the biomedical model, represented by Emil Kraepelin, and its more recent revival in the neo-Kraepelinian approach to make psychiatric diagnoses more reliable, is overshadowed by his wholesale acceptance of cognitive science.

Surely not professionals like psychiatrists or psychologists when bentsll writes things like “don’t worry, you won’t need any knowledge of maths to understand what I am going to say”. Bentall has the same radical streak, and sees his work as a ground-breaking way of thinking about madness and its treatment.

I was always a coward — socially, physically, mentally, sexually, emotionally. Richard Bentall University of Liverpool. If I go insane, am I brave?