A Holistic Look at Mental Health

Putting the Person Back in Psychiatry

Date of publication: TBA

Psychiatry and mental health are greatly influenced by the reductionist biomedical model and cost-containment principles. This book argues that we need to expand, rather than shrink our view of mental health and well-being. It takes the holistic framework of the nine-dimensional model of human being from Re-humanizing Medicine and applies it to the field of Mental Health. This framework allows us to include a biomedical approach to psychiatry, but it also allows us to work with the whole human being by including dimensions of spirituality, the heart and the need for self-expression. The book is structured around a holistic approach to various diagnoses and syndromes.

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