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Creating Mental Illness

Creating Mental Illness
Author: Allan V. Horwitz
ISBN 13: 9780226353821
ISBN 10: 226353826
Edition: 1
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 315
List Price: $29.00

In this surprising book, Allan V. Horwitz argues that our current conceptions of mental illness as a disease fit only a small number of serious psychological conditions and that most conditions currently regarded as mental illness are cultural constructions, normal reactions to stressful social circumstances, or simply forms of deviant behavior.