Postpsychiatry: a new direction for mental health

  title={Postpsychiatry: a new direction for mental health},
  author={Patrick Bracken and Philip Thomas},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  pages={724 - 727}
Government policies are beginning to change the ethos of mental health care in Britain. The new commitment to tackling the links between poverty, unemployment, and mental illness has led to policies that focus on disadvantage and social exclusion.1 These emphasise the importance of contexts, values, and partnerships and are made explicit in the national service framework for mental health.2 The service framework raises an agenda that is potentially in conflict with biomedical psychiatry. In a… 

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