Why People Go to Psychiatrists

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  • Copyright: 2006-07-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This is the first examination in depth of the reasons and ways that people seek psychiatric help. Viewing contemporary metropolitan life from the standpoint of an experienced social analyst, Charles Kadushin deals with such issues as, why people believe they have emotional problems, what types of problems send them to psychiatrists, how, why, and by whom potential patients are told they are disturbed, why people choose psychiatry over other healing methods, and why many people do not receive treatment from the sources to which they apply.

Author Biography

Charles Kadushin is professor emeritus of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
The Study and the Cast of Characters
The Decision to Go to a Psychiatristp. 3
Data-Collection in a Psychiatric Settingp. 25
Therapists, Clinics, and Patients: The Organization of Outpatient Psychotherapyp. 34
The Theory of Our Friendsp. 57
The Realization of a Problem
The Sociology of Presenting Problemsp. 89
Presenting Problems and Psychiatric Diagnosesp. 110
The Effect of Sophistication, Training, and Social Reality on the Presentation of Selfp. 130
Intermediate Steps in the Decision to Seek Therapy
Free Advicep. 171
False Starts: Previous Sources of Treatmentp. 201
From Bartenders to Psychiatrists: Images of the Professionsp. 227
The Decision to Go to a Clinic
Searching for Information and Acquiring Knowledgep. 247
Hopes and Money: Cognitions and Evaluations of Psychotherapy and Psychiatric Clinicsp. 265
Personal Influence and the Last Strawp. 287
Toward Better Community Mental-Health Programs
Summary of Findingsp. 307
Community Psychiatry and the Friends and Supporters of Psychotherapy: Some Recommendations for Actionp. 319
Appendixp. 341
Bibliographyp. 363
Indexp. 369
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