This paper addresses how mental illness and psychiatry are presented in autobiographical narratives. The richness of clinical psychopathology unmediated by the expectations of psychiatry is described. The rituals of psychiatry, the importance of the personal relationships between patients and clinicians, and the subjective beliefs of people about mental illness are explored.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Advances in Psychiatric Treatment|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2003|