Trasformazioni della società e trasformazioni della psichiatria

Author/s Alain Ehrenberg
Publishing Year 2007 Issue 2007/3 Language Italian
Pages 10 P. 29-38 File size 470 KB
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Mental health is certainly a new public health problem, but the crucial point is that it not only corresponds to a precise reality that could be extracted from social life: it characterizes an atmosphere of our society where everything that has to do with individual personalities is now the subject of a major social and medical attention. This is a new situation that we must understand. Unlike psychiatry, mental health is not just about health, but also about the social relations of human beings today. The author proposes a hypothesis to account for the following difference: psychiatry is a local language, specialized in the identification of specific problems; mental health, to the extent it permeates the entire society, is a global idiom that consents one to outline the conflicts of contemporary social life which are marked by the generalization of the values of autonomy

Alain Ehrenberg, Trasformazioni della società e trasformazioni della psichiatria in "RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA" 3/2007, pp 29-38, DOI: