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Dr James Davies - Session 4 - The political economy of mental health

Session 4:   Wednesday  June 8th, 5pm — 7pm

Session Four will explore the political economy of mental health. Why has the medical model dominated for 40 years despite presiding over a period of poor outcomes?

I would explore how our current system has thrived by accommodating the needs of the economy at the expense of providing safe and effective care.

By sedating people to the causes and solutions for their socially rooted distress – both literally and ideologically – our mental health sector has stilled the impulse for social reform, which has distracted people from the real origins of their despair, and has favoured results that are primarily economic while presiding over the worst outcomes in our health care system”. The discussion will revolve around the depoliticising effect of psychiatric diagnosis

Full details of this series of events can be found here

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  • 17:00 - 19:00
  • 08 June 2022
  • Online / Zoom
  • Metanoia Students: £10 Metanoia Members: £20 Non-Members: £30