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Title: Networks and narratives : the enactment of schizophrenias
Author: Page , Anthony
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2011
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In this thesis I examine the enactment of schizophrenias. Drawing on Olempirical data I~how how schizophrenia is n0y┬žingular disorder but is a multiple entity that is not simply reducible to its clinical features. I use an ethnographic approach to show how schizophrenia is locally enacted by patients, relatives and carers and by the psychiatrists, the inpatient ward and by the various community-based mental health teams. Following the work of the psychiatric historian German Berrios I argue that, in part, schizophrenia is also enacted through the definitions of prominent continental psychiatrists of the late 19th and the first part of the 20th century and argue that their work is made present through the current, tenth, edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 10). I use an empirical example to show how, in practice, the ICD is made to work by using 'garbage categories' to satisfy the bureaucratic demands of the National Health Service.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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