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‘Problems in living’ and the mental well-being people on the autistic spectrum' Part 1

Milton, Damian (2012) ‘Problems in living’ and the mental well-being people on the autistic spectrum' Part 1. Asperger United, (71). pp. 12-13. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Within the history of psychiatry and psychology, there are some who would argue that some kind of neurological defect will one day be found for all ‘disorders’ of thinking and behaviour, locating the ‘problem’ within a deficient and dysfunctional brain. There has also been however, a movement for many decades that has suggested that mental illness was a ‘myth’, at least when it came to illnesses of the ‘mind’ which had no physical manifestation in some kind of damage to the brain. The former position would suggest that people cannot have psychological ‘troubles’ due to differences of social position. In the accounts of many writers and theorists from the 1960s onwards (like Thomas Szasz, R.D. Laing, and Peter Breggin), biological causes were being wrongly attributed to ‘problems in living’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, Mental health, Distress, Stress, Social model of disability
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental health
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC553.A88 Autism. Asperger's syndrome
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Damian Milton
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 16:10 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62721 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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