Critical Perspectives in Mental Health
0.5 Credit

A detailed exploration of major theories and research in the sociology of mental health. Particular attention will be given to critical approaches including labelling theory, antipsychiatry, social constructionism, post-structuralism and feminist theory. Specific seminar topics may include, but are not limited to: selfhood and psychopathology, space and the asylum, the causes and consequences of deinstitutionalization, the rise and impact of psycho-pharmaceuticals, mental health and consumerism, and collective identity and group trauma.