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Trasformazioni della società e trasformazioni della psichiatria
Author/s: Alain Ehrenberg 
Year:  2007 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 29-38 FullText PDF:  470 KB

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, in "RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA" 3/2007, pp. 29-38, DOI:


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