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Redrawing the boundaries of psychiatry and mental illness in soviet and post-soviet Latvia

Kamerade, D and Lūse, A 'Redrawing the boundaries of psychiatry and mental illness in soviet and post-soviet Latvia' , in: Disability in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union , Routledge. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The main argument of this chapter is that the enormous political, social and economic changes experienced in Latvia since the 1980s have created pressure on psychiatrists to expand their professional boundaries and develop more inclusive concepts of mental health and mental disorders. As a result, there is an increasing discrepancy between professional and societal understandings of mental illness as evidenced through professional literature, group interviews and content analyses of printed media.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Rasell, M and Iarskaia-Smirnova, E
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
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Publisher: Routledge
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: D Kamerade
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 15:52
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18043

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