Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
Why Medicalizing Madness Has Not Worked: Introducing a Disability Studies Lens to Mental-Health Service Users and Providers
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Mental Health / Multidisciplinary Practice / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Why Medicalizing Madness Has Not Worked: Introducing a Disability Studies Lens to Mental-Health Service Users and Providers
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520432. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6001
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520432. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6001
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

Introducing disability study concepts to mental-health service users and providers has the potential to improve access to self-determination for mental-health service users. OTs who understand how psychiatric disability is socially constructed can be instrumental in supporting the shift in the power relationship between users and providers, thus opening up greater access to community activities and occupations for those who seek our services.

Primary Author and Speaker: Lisa Mahaffey