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Language, Discourse and Mental Health

Exeter's Language, Discourse and Mental Health book series is a unique resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis, the empirical and theoretical contributions will provide a compelling insight on mental health from a range of perspectives and contexts, including psychotherapeutic communication, public presentations of mental health, literary accounts of lived experiences, and language features and phenomenology associated with specific mental health problems.

To discuss your book proposal, please contact the series editors:

Laura Cariola, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (laura.cariola@ed.ac.uk); Billy Lee, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh (b.lee@ed.ac.uk), Lisa Mikesell, Assistant Professor of Communication at Rutgers University, USA (lisa.mikesell@rutgers.edu) and Michael Birch (Michael.Birch@mcla.edu) Professor of English & Communications at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA.

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Madness and Literature

The book engages with literature’s multifarious ways of probing minds and bodies in a state of ill mental health. Chapters analyse literature depicting issues and diagnoses such as trauma, psychosis, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, self-harm, hoarding disorder, PTSD and Digital Sexual Assault from theoretical and methodological perspectives.




Hardback    £75.00
9781905816378 | Published: 2020
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9781905816385 | Published: 2020
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9781905816392 | Published: 2020
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Mental Health Ontologies

This book tackles fragmentation in mental health discourse and in particular the relationship between academic discourse in different disciplinary silos and the public discourse in the media. It argues that fragmentation in public discourse does harm, and that an approach is needed that is able to integrate across perspectives holistically.




Hardback    £75.00
9781905816507 | Published: 2020
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9781905816514 | Published: 2020
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9781905816521 | Published: 2020
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