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Horwitz, Allan V.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 141 publications in 5 languages and 9,368 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Allan V Horwitz
The social control of mental illness by Allan V Horwitz( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating mental illness by Allan V Horwitz( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this surprising book, Allan V. Horwitz argues that our current conceptions of mental illness as a disease fit only a small number of serious psychological conditions and that most conditions currently regarded as mental illness are cultural constructions, normal reactions to stressful social circumstances, or simply forms of deviant behavior. "Thought-provoking and important. . .Drawing on and consolidating the ideas of a range of authors, Horwitz challenges the existing use of the term mental illness and the psychiatric ideas and practices on which this usage is based. . . . Horwitz enters this controversial territory with confidence, conviction, and clarity."—Joan Busfield, American Journal of Sociology "Horwitz properly identifies the financial incentives that urge therapists and drug companies to proliferate psychiatric diagnostic categories. He correctly identifies the stranglehold that psychiatric diagnosis has on research funding in mental health. Above all, he provides a sorely needed counterpoint to the most strident advocates of disease-model psychiatry."—Mark Sullivan, Journal of the American Medical Association "Horwitz makes at least two major contributions to our understanding of mental disorders. First, he eloquently draws on evidence from the biological and social sciences to create a balanced, integrative approach to the study of mental disorders. Second, in accomplishing the first contribution, he provides a fascinating history of the study and treatment of mental disorders. . . from early asylum work to the rise of modern biological psychiatry."—Debra Umberson, Quarterly Review of Biology.--Publisher
The logic of social control by Allan V Horwitz( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Logic of Social Control illustrates the nature of scientific progress. Indeed, it is a model of modern sociology. The investigation of social control--how people define and respond to deviant behavior--began at the turn of the century and has continued at a steadily increasing rate across a broadening range of phenomena. First came inquiries into the evolution of law--one of the most sophisticated and controversial forms of social control in modern societies. Anthropologists discovered, however, that simpler societies often handle deviant behavior entirely without governmental institutions such as the police, courts, or legislatures, in fact, without government or law at all ... [This book] is the most comprehensive study of social control ever written. It offers at once a statement of the paradigm guiding the field, an inventory of existing knowledge, and a wide array of new formulations extending the theoretical frontiers of the field. -- taken from Foreword
A handbook for the study of mental health : social contexts, theories, and systems by Teresa L Scheid( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers the first comprehensive presentation of the sociology of mental health and illness - one that includes original, contemporary contributions by experts in the relevant aspects of the field. Divided into three sections, the chapters cover the general perspectives in the field, the social determinants of mental health, and current policy areas affecting mental health services." "A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health is designed for classroom use in the fields of sociology, social work, human relations, human services, and psychology. With its nontechnical style and comprehensive overview of the historical, social, and institutional frameworks for understanding mental health and illness, the text is suitable for advanced undergraduate or lower-level graduate students."--Jacket
Diagnosis, therapy, and evidence : conundrums in modern American medicine by Gerald N Grob( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Diagnosis, Therapy, and Evidence, Gerald N. Grob and Allan V. Horwitz employ historical and contemporary data and case studies, combining into one book a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions. They utilize case studies and examine tonsillectomy, cancer, heart disease, PTSD, anxiety, and depression, and identify differences between rhetoric and reality and the weaknesses in diagnosis and treatment
What's normal? : reconciling biology and culture by Allan V Horwitz( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the emergence of Western philosophy and science among the classical Greeks, debates have raged over the relative significance of biology and culture on an individual's behavior. Today, recent advances in genetics and biological science have pushed most scholars past the tired nature vs. nurture debate to examine the ways in which the natural and the social interact to influence human behavior. In What's Normal?, Allan Horwitz brings a fresh approach to this emerging perspective. Rather than try to solve these issues universally, Horwitz demonstrates that both social and biological mechanisms have varying degrees of influence in different situations. Through case studies of human universals such as incest aversion, fear, appetite, grief, and sex, Horwitz first discusses the extreme instances where biology determines behavior, where culture dominates, and where culture overrides basic biological instincts. He then details the variety of ways in which genes and environments interact; for instance, the primal drive to eat and store calories when food supplies were scarce and behavioral patterns in a society where food is abundant and obesity stigmatized. Now that it's often easier to change our biology rather than our culture, an understanding of which behaviors and traits are simply normal or abnormal, and which are pathological or necesitate treatment is more important than ever. Wide-ranging and accessible, What's Normal? provides a crucial guide to the biological and social bases of human behavior at the heart of these matters."--
Den förlorade sorgsenheten : hur psykiatrin förvandlade normal sorg till en depressiv störning by Allan V Horwitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La perdita della tristezza : come la psichiatria ha trasformato la tristezza in depressione by Allan V Horwitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PTSD : a short history by Allan V Horwitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sore wa utsu dewa nai : Donna kanashimi mo utsu ni sareteshimau riyu by Allan V Horwitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo de bei shang bu shi bing : you yu zheng de qi yuan.que li yu wu jie by Allan V Horwitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo de bei shang bu shi bing : you yu zheng de qi yuan . que li yu wu jie = The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder by Allan V Horwitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociology of mental health and illness( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diagnosis, Therapy, and Evidence: Conundrums in Modern American Medicine (Critical issues in health and medicine) by Gerald N Grob( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Creating mental illness
Alternative Names
Horwitz, A. V.

Horwitz, Allan Victor 1948-

호위츠, 앨런

호위츠, 앨런 V

ホーウィッツ, アラン・V.

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The logic of social controlA handbook for the study of mental health : social contexts, theories, and systemsDiagnosis, therapy, and evidence : conundrums in modern American medicineThe sociology of mental health and illnessDiagnosis, Therapy, and Evidence: Conundrums in Modern American Medicine (Critical issues in health and medicine)