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Horwitz, Allan V.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 92 publications in 4 languages and 6,299 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: RC531, 616.89
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Most widely held works by Allan V Horwitz
Diagnosis, therapy, and evidence conundrums in modern American medicine by Gerald N Grob ( )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,366 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
The loss of sadness how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder by Allan V Horwitz ( )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depression has become the single most commonly treated mental disorder, amid claims that one out of ten Americans suffer from this disorder every year and 25% succumb at some point in their lives. Warnings that depressive disorder is a leading cause of worldwide disability have been accompanied by a massive upsurge in the consumption of antidepressant medication, widespread screening for depression in clinics and schools, and a push to diagnose depression early, on the basis of just a few symptoms, in order to prevent more severe conditions from developing. In this book the authors argue that, while depressive disorder certainly exists and can be a devastating condition warranting medical attention, the apparent epidemic in fact reflects the way the psychiatric profession has understood and reclassified normal human sadness as largely an abnormal experience. In telling the story behind this phenomenon, the authors draw on the 2,500-year history of writing about depression, including studies in both the medical and social sciences, to demonstrate why the DSM's diagnosis is so flawed. They also explore why it has achieved almost unshakable currency despite its limitations. Framed within an evolutionary account of human health and disease, the book presents a dissection of depression as both a normal and disordered human emotion and a critique of current psychiatric diagnostic practices. The result is a challenge to the diagnostic revolution that began almost thirty years ago in psychiatry and an analysis of one of the most significant mental health issues today. -- From book jacket
Anxiety : a short history by Allan V Horwitz ( )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allan V. Horwitz, a sociologist of mental illness and mental health, narrates how this condition has been experienced, understood, and treated through the ages - from Hippocrates, through Freud, to today
The social control of mental illness by Allan V Horwitz ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creating mental illness by Allan V Horwitz ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 527 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 illnesses are cultural constructions, normal reactions to stressful social circumstances, or simply forms of deviant behavior." -- back cover
The logic of social control by Allan V Horwitz ( Book )
11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A handbook for the study of mental health : social contexts, theories, and systems ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 374 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
All we have to fear : psychiatry's transformation of natural anxieties into mental disorders by Allan V Horwitz ( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty years ago, it was estimated that less than five percent of the population had an anxiety disorder. Today, some estimates are over fifty percent, a tenfold increase. Is this dramatic rise evidence of a real medical epidemic?In All We Have to Fear, Allan Horwitz and Jerome Wakefield argue that psychiatry itself has largely generated this "epidemic" by inflating many natural fears into psychiatric disorders, leading to the over-diagnosis of anxiety disorders and the over-prescription of anxiety-reducing drugs. American psychiatry currently identifies disordered anxiety as irratio
Tristesse ou dépression ? comment la psychiatrie a médicalisé nos tristesses by Allan V Horwitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal misery into depressive disorder by Allan V Horwitz ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'The Loss of Sadness' argues that the increased prevalence of major depressive disorder is due not to a genuine rise in mental disease, as many claim, but to the way that normal human sadness has been 'pathologised' since 1980
Social contexts, theories and systems ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 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
The sociology of mental health and illness ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A handbook for the study of mental health social contexts, theories, and systems ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This book offers the ... comprehensive presentation of the sociology of mental health and illness, including original, contemporary contributions by experts in the relevant aspects of the field. [The book] cover[s] the general perspectives in the field, the social determinants of mental health, and current policy areas affecting mental health services. [It] is designed for classroom use in the fields of sociology, social work, human relations, human services, and psychology. With its useful definitions, overview of the historical, social, and institutional frameworks for understanding mental health and illness, and non-technical style, the text is suitable for advanced undergraduate or lower level graduate students. -Back cover
Are emotional distress and alcohol problems differential outcomes to stress? : an exploratory test by Allan V Horwitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Social networks and pathways into psychiatric treatment by Allan V Horwitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The logic of social control by Allan V Horwitz ( )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Horwitz, A. V.
ホーウィッツ, アラン・V.
Languages
English (86)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (2)
French (1)
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