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Martin Roth is the author of Top Stocks 2022 (2021), Top Stocks 2021 (2020), Top Stocks 2021 (2020), Top Stocks 2020 (2019), Top Stocks 2020 (2019) and other 79 books.

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Top Stocks 2022

release date: Dec 13, 2021
Top Stocks 2022
Put your money to work—bigtime “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” said Benjamin Franklin—and this goes double for making investment decisions. In the 28th edition of his definitive bestseller, market expert Martin Roth gives you the essential knowledge and tried-and-tested techniques you need to grow your portfolio and profits. Invaluable for all skill levels—from novice to professional traders—you’ll find the clear and objective information essential to make the right picks and get more for your money. Cutting through the noise and hype, Martin Roth shows you how to apply a selection of criteria and rigorous, repeatable analysis to form a clear picture of the best public companies—low-risk, long-term value—to buy into. You’ll become an expert at looking beyond the share price and punditry to evaluate the best of the best of the Australian market using concrete factors like profitability, debt levels, and dividends. • Individual, unbiased analysis of the latest results from top Australian companies • Comparative sales and profits data, and in-depth ratio analysis • Comprehensive research detailing each company’s overall outlook • Additional tables that rank all companies according to financial data Including numerous charts and tables that provide easy reference to essential company data points, Top Stocks 2022 continues to be your time-tested, jargon-free go-to for making wise decisions for your wealth and future.

Top Stocks 2021

release date: Nov 09, 2020
Top Stocks 2021
AUSTRALIA''S BEST-SELLING SHAREMARKET TITLE RETURNS IN ITS 27TH EDITION With the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic bringing about Australia''s first recession in 29 years, discover the high-quality Australian companies that have continued to thrive, reporting year-on-year profits regardless of the financial markets. Top Stocks 2021 is the definitive guide to the best stocks to buy on the Australian sharemarket. With easy access to key information, this book allows even inexperienced investors the chance to build and grow an impressive portfolio. Through a focus on profitability, debt levels and dividends, you''ll find each company''s financial data in a format perfect for quick comparison. By only profiling companies that meet a meticulous set of criteria, distilled to a concise selection of premium purchases across market sectors, Top Stocks 2021 gives you: comprehensive, unbiased analysis of the latest results from 90 of Australia''s leading companies comparative sales and profits data, as well as in-depth ratio analysis detailed research on each company''s overall outlook, and tables ranking all companies according to financial data. With Top Stocks 2021, you get the analysis you need and expert insight you can trust.

Top Stocks 2021

release date: Oct 20, 2020
Top Stocks 2021
AUSTRALIA''S BEST-SELLING SHAREMARKET TITLE RETURNS IN ITS 27TH EDITION With the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic bringing about Australia''s first recession in 29 years, discover the high-quality Australian companies that have continued to thrive, reporting year-on-year profits regardless of the financial markets. Top Stocks 2021 is the definitive guide to the best stocks to buy on the Australian sharemarket. With easy access to key information, this book allows even inexperienced investors the chance to build and grow an impressive portfolio. Through a focus on profitability, debt levels and dividends, you''ll find each company''s financial data in a format perfect for quick comparison. By only profiling companies that meet a meticulous set of criteria, distilled to a concise selection of premium purchases across market sectors, Top Stocks 2021 gives you: comprehensive, unbiased analysis of the latest results from 90 of Australia''s leading companies comparative sales and profits data, as well as in-depth ratio analysis detailed research on each company''s overall outlook, and tables ranking all companies according to financial data. With Top Stocks 2021, you get the analysis you need and expert insight you can trust.

Top Stocks 2020

release date: Dec 04, 2019
Top Stocks 2020
The definitive guide for putting your money to work Top Stocks 2020 is your trusted guide for smart investing in the Australian sharemarket. For over 25 years, market expert Martin Roth has shared advice on how to maximise your profits and grow your portfolio. An invaluable resource for all skill levels — from novice investor to professional trader — this book provides clear and accurate information to help you pick the best stocks and gain the greatest value for your money. Now in its 26th edition, this bestselling guide includes over 100 charts and tables to allow quick reference to company data. Up-to-date information on company financials, business results and performance projections provides the tools you need to make informed and profitable stock decisions. Ignoring the hype, punditry and media noise surrounding the stock market, Martin Roth’s rigorous analysis of financial data delivers an accurate, real-world picture of each company’s outlook. Get expert opinions on Australia’s leading public companies Compare sales and profit data with in-depth analysis and expert interpretation See the latest financial rankings of top Australian companies Examine the debt levels, dividends, and overall outlook of companies to gain complete pictures of their real value When it’s time to invest your hard-earned money, you need accurate and trusted guidance. Martin Roth’s proven methods have weathered market cycles, outlived fads and stood the test of time. In this latest edition, Top Stocks continues to provide you with everything you need to make wise decisions and put your money where it belongs.

Top Stocks 2020

release date: Oct 14, 2019
Top Stocks 2020
The definitive guide for putting your money to work Top Stocks 2020 is your trusted guide for smart investing in the Australian sharemarket. For over 25 years, market expert Martin Roth has shared advice on how to maximise your profits and grow your portfolio. An invaluable resource for all skill levels — from novice investor to professional trader — this book provides clear and accurate information to help you pick the best stocks and gain the greatest value for your money. Now in its 26th edition, this bestselling guide includes over 100 charts and tables to allow quick reference to company data. Up-to-date information on company financials, business results and performance projections provides the tools you need to make informed and profitable stock decisions. Ignoring the hype, punditry and media noise surrounding the stock market, Martin Roth’s rigorous analysis of financial data delivers an accurate, real-world picture of each company’s outlook. Get expert opinions on Australia’s leading public companies Compare sales and profit data with in-depth analysis and expert interpretation See the latest financial rankings of top Australian companies Examine the debt levels, dividends, and overall outlook of companies to gain complete pictures of their real value When it’s time to invest your hard-earned money, you need accurate and trusted guidance. Martin Roth’s proven methods have weathered market cycles, outlived fads and stood the test of time. In this latest edition, Top Stocks continues to provide you with everything you need to make wise decisions and put your money where it belongs.

Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw

release date: Nov 30, 2017
Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw
The central philosophical issue confronting neurolaw is whether we can reconcile the conception of ourselves as free, responsible agents with the conception of ourselves as complex physical machines. This book develops and defends an account of free and responsible agency that shows how such reconciliation is possible.

Top Stocks 2018

release date: Nov 03, 2017
Top Stocks 2018
The smart investor''s definitive guide to the Australia sharemarket Top Stocks 2018 is the stock-picking guide every Australian needs. Whether you''re a professional trader or an individual investing for the very first time, this book provides clear, accessible information to help you make the best stock decisions. Trusted market expert Martin Roth has guided people toward their most profitable portfolios for over 24 years. In this year''s edition, he once again provides the most up-to-date data on public Australian companies to help you determine where to put your money. Just looking for quick data? Over 100 tables provide guidance at a glance, and logical organisation makes it easy to locate what you need quickly. Looking for a little more analysis? Roth has you covered with company information, latest business results and future outlook. From the All Ordinaries index and beyond, this book cuts through the hype and filters out the noise to show you the very best in Australian investing for 2018. Get expert assessment of Australia''s top public companies Compare sales and profits side-by-side, with in-depth analysis Examine company rankings based on the latest financial data Assess overall outlook, debt levels, dividends, and so much more Martin Roth does not give flash-in-the-pan investing advice. He won''t tell you to throw money after fads, and he doesn''t fall for the word on the street. This book represents a rigorous, systematic analysis that only the very best companies survive, giving you a wealth of options for low-risk, long-term value — regardless of the size of your portfolio. When you''re ready to get smart about investing, Top Stocks 2018 is the definitive guide for putting your money to work.

Top Stocks 2018

release date: Oct 31, 2017
Top Stocks 2018
The smart investor''s definitive guide to the Australia sharemarket Top Stocks 2018 is the stock-picking guide every Australian needs. Whether you''re a professional trader or an individual investing for the very first time, this book provides clear, accessible information to help you make the best stock decisions. Trusted market expert Martin Roth has guided people toward their most profitable portfolios for over 24 years. In this year''s edition, he once again provides the most up-to-date data on public Australian companies to help you determine where to put your money. Just looking for quick data? Over 100 tables provide guidance at a glance, and logical organisation makes it easy to locate what you need quickly. Looking for a little more analysis? Roth has you covered with company information, latest business results and future outlook. From the All Ordinaries index and beyond, this book cuts through the hype and filters out the noise to show you the very best in Australian investing for 2018. Get expert assessment of Australia''s top public companies Compare sales and profits side-by-side, with in-depth analysis Examine company rankings based on the latest financial data Assess overall outlook, debt levels, dividends, and so much more Martin Roth does not give flash-in-the-pan investing advice. He won''t tell you to throw money after fads, and he doesn''t fall for the word on the street. This book represents a rigorous, systematic analysis that only the very best companies survive, giving you a wealth of options for low-risk, long-term value — regardless of the size of your portfolio. When you''re ready to get smart about investing, Top Stocks 2018 is the definitive guide for putting your money to work.

Top Stocks 2017

release date: Oct 18, 2016
Top Stocks 2017
Invest smarter with Australia''s most trusted guide to stock selection Top Stocks 2017 is your expert guide to the Australian sharemarket. Now in its 23rd edition, this book represents the benchmark standard of rigorous analysis and stringent selection to give you the inside scoop on the nation''s top companies. From beginner to expert, regardless of your portfolio size, renowned financial journalist Martin Roth guides you toward the stocks that offer the best low-risk, long-term value for your money. You''ll see how Australian companies stack up in terms of profits, debt and dividends, with over 100 charts and tables by best-selling author Alan Hull. No hype, no nonsense and not a single bit of spin – just the time-tested methods and expert analysis that have made Roth a household name. Martin Roth isn''t swayed by big names or media coverage, and he doesn''t listen to the pundits. He applies strict analyses to financial data to paint a real-world picture of each company''s outlook. The numbers don''t lie, and this book gives you access to their testimony so you know where to put your money in 2017. Learn what the experts have to say about the year''s best stocks Compare sales and profits across companies with in-depth analysis Find financial rankings for the top Australian companies Look beyond share prices to see the real measure of a company''s worth You work hard for your money, yet the investing world is crowded with people who would have you throw it away on the latest trend. Martin Roth cuts through the fat and the noise to help you make your money work for you for a change. Invest smarter this year with Top Stocks 2017, the definitive guide to Australia''s best picks.

Top Stocks 2017

release date: Oct 18, 2016
Top Stocks 2017
Invest smarter with Australia''s most trusted guide to stock selection Top Stocks 2017 is your expert guide to the Australian sharemarket. Now in its 23rd edition, this book represents the benchmark standard of rigorous analysis and stringent selection to give you the inside scoop on the nation''s top companies. From beginner to expert, regardless of your portfolio size, renowned financial journalist Martin Roth guides you toward the stocks that offer the best low-risk, long-term value for your money. You''ll see how Australian companies stack up in terms of profits, debt and dividends, with over 100 charts and tables by best-selling author Alan Hull. No hype, no nonsense and not a single bit of spin – just the time-tested methods and expert analysis that have made Roth a household name. Martin Roth isn''t swayed by big names or media coverage, and he doesn''t listen to the pundits. He applies strict analyses to financial data to paint a real-world picture of each company''s outlook. The numbers don''t lie, and this book gives you access to their testimony so you know where to put your money in 2017. Learn what the experts have to say about the year''s best stocks Compare sales and profits across companies with in-depth analysis Find financial rankings for the top Australian companies Look beyond share prices to see the real measure of a company''s worth You work hard for your money, yet the investing world is crowded with people who would have you throw it away on the latest trend. Martin Roth cuts through the fat and the noise to help you make your money work for you for a change. Invest smarter this year with Top Stocks 2017, the definitive guide to Australia''s best picks.

Top Stocks 2016

release date: Jan 26, 2016
Top Stocks 2016
Invest smarter in 2016 with this bestselling stock analysis guide Top Stocks 2016 is the definitive guide to Australia''s best stock exchange picks. Internationally-renown financial journalist Martin Roth once again applies his rigorous analysis and stringent selection criteria to show you which public companies offer the best low-risk, long-term value for your money, regardless of your portfolio size. With clear organisation and easy-to-read formatting, this guide looks beyond share prices and cuts through the hype to assess every company on profitability, debt levels, and dividends. Over 100 tables provide guidance at a glance, so you can quickly assess any possible investment and make the best decision for your finances. Starting with the All Ordinaries index and carving out the fat, this invaluable guide distills a concise selection of premium companies across market sectors. Now in its 22nd edition, this book is Australia''s bestselling sharemarket guide because Roth''s methods have stood the test of time and weathered several stock market cycles. Why let another year go by without reaping the benefits of proven expert analysis? It''s time you claimed your share. Get the experts'' opinion on top Australian companies Compare sales and profits data, with in-depth ratio analysis Delve into the research on each company''s overall outlook See where each company ranks according to financial data Don''t waste another cent on trendy \"hot\" stocks or the next flash in the pan. Go with the evidence and proven track record of one of Australia''s leading stock market authorities. You work hard for your money, so make your money work hard for you by investing smart with Top Stocks 2016.

Top Stocks 2016

release date: Oct 14, 2015
Top Stocks 2016
Invest smarter in 2016 with this bestselling stock analysis guide Top Stocks 2016 is the definitive guide to Australia''s best stock exchange picks. Internationally-renown financial journalist Martin Roth once again applies his rigorous analysis and stringent selection criteria to show you which public companies offer the best low-risk, long-term value for your money, regardless of your portfolio size. With clear organisation and easy-to-read formatting, this guide looks beyond share prices and cuts through the hype to assess every company on profitability, debt levels, and dividends. Over 100 tables provide guidance at a glance, so you can quickly assess any possible investment and make the best decision for your finances. Starting with the All Ordinaries index and carving out the fat, this invaluable guide distills a concise selection of premium companies across market sectors. Now in its 22nd edition, this book is Australia''s bestselling sharemarket guide because Roth''s methods have stood the test of time and weathered several stock market cycles. Why let another year go by without reaping the benefits of proven expert analysis? It''s time you claimed your share. Get the experts'' opinion on top Australian companies Compare sales and profits data, with in-depth ratio analysis Delve into the research on each company''s overall outlook See where each company ranks according to financial data Don''t waste another cent on trendy \"hot\" stocks or the next flash in the pan. Go with the evidence and proven track record of one of Australia''s leading stock market authorities. You work hard for your money, so make your money work hard for you by investing smart with Top Stocks 2016.

Top Stocks 2015

release date: Oct 23, 2014
Top Stocks 2015
The best-selling guide to Australia''s top stocks, updated for 2015 Top Stocks 2015: A Sharebuyer''s Guide to Leading Australian Companies is the definitive guide to the best stocks to buy on the Australian sharemarket. With all the key information in an easy-to-read format, this book allows even inexperienced investors the chance to build an impressive portfolio. Cut through the noise and hype to find clear, objective information on each of Australia''s top companies, with a focus on profitability, debt levels and dividends. Over 100 charts and tables give you easy access to each company''s financial data in a format that allows for quick comparison, helping you make informed decisions about your financial future. Every investor—no matter how big or small the portfolio—must look beyond share prices and examine key information about the companies they''re considering as investments. In this 21st Edition, Martin Roth applies his tried-and-tested selection criteria and rigorous analysis to determine the best public companies in Australia for 2015. This resource profiles the companies that met a meticulous set of criteria, distilled to a concise selection of premium purchases across market sectors, allowing readers to: Get individual, unbiased analysis of the latest results from top Australian companies Compare sales and profit data, with in-depth ratio analysis Study the comprehensive research detailing each company''s overall outlook Easily visualize how each company measures up in tables that rank by financial data Why wade through individual company reports when all the information you need about the nation''s best companies is bound in a single easy-to-read volume? Leave the complex data to the analysts and focus on the clear winners. With Top Stocks 2015, you get the data you need and the expert insight you trust.

Top Stocks 2013

release date: Oct 09, 2012
Top Stocks 2013
Australia''s bestselling sharemarket title is back in a new 19th edition In this new edition of Top Stocks, renowned financial journalist Martin Roth returns with his tried-and-tested analysis of the best public companies in Australia, based on low-risk and long-term value. Featuring clear and objective information on the performance and outlook of Australian companies across market sectors, it''s an absolute must for Australian investors. Presented in its trademark easy-to-read format, Top Stocks 2013 cuts through the noise and hype to assess every company on the same proven criteria, with a focus on profitability, debt levels, and dividends. Features individual, unbiased analysis of the latest results from Australia''s top companies Includes comparative sales and profits data, as well as in-depth ratio analysis Packed with comprehensive research on each company''s overall outlook and tables ranking all companies according to financial data For investors and traders, nothing beats the expertise and insight available in this trustworthy bestseller. Top Stocks 2013 is the ultimate guide to the top Australian companies.

Top Stocks 2012

release date: Oct 11, 2011

Top Stocks 2008

release date: Sep 19, 2011
Top Stocks 2008
Top Stocks 2008 is written for every investor who has ever thought, \''There are 1700 companies on the Australian Stock Exchange -- where do I start?\'' Popular finance author Martin Roth runs the top 500 companies through exhaustive selection criteria and subjects each stock to rigorous analysis. In Top Stocks 2008 you\''ll find individual analysis of the top Australian companies\'' latest results; comparative sales and profits data, and in-depth ratio analysis; five-year price charts and shareholder return figures; comprehensive research detailing each company\''s overall outlook; and 19 tables ranking all companies according to financial data. For those seeking quick and easy access to vital information and statistics on top Australian companies, Top Stocks 2008 is a must-read.

CAMCOG (CAMDEX) Spiral bound

release date: Jul 14, 1994

Burning at the Boss

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Burning at the Boss
Pastor Jim Reezall is renowned as the hellfire preacher always calling for fire and brimstone to rain down on the sinners of the world. So when he dies in a wild bushfire there are some who believe he got what he deserved. Enter private detective Johnny Ravine, asked by the pastor''s daughter - with whom he is trying to develop a relationship - to solve the mystery of his death. It quickly becomes apparent that it was murder. And very soon Johnny learns that huge sums of money - possibly millions of dollars - are missing from charities administered by the pastor. Was the pastor really using the money to pay off gunrunners? And, if so, why? The answers - along with the truth about Johnny''s long-lost father - come in a thrilling climax set amidst a raging Yarra Valley bushfire.

Analysing Company Accounts

release date: Sep 26, 2011
Analysing Company Accounts
Company annual reports and prospectuses contain a wealth of vital data regarding the health of a company, yet few investors use these resources to their full potential. Analysing Company Accounts 4th Edition will help you to understand the information presented and to know which figures are useful and which can be misleading. Roth''s suggestions for monitoring your portfolio are based on ratio analysis. Side‑stepping the purple prose of company directors, investors can -- with the help of a calculator -- compare, contrast and ascertain the actual stability and growth potential of any publicly listed stock. Importantly, real examples from company reports of 15 of Australia''s Top 500 companies are used to highlight and clarify the book''s lessons. First published in 1995, this title was soon Number 1 on the Stock Exchange Book Centre''s 30 Top Sellers list. Continuing popularity with investors has seen Analysing Company Accounts updated through 2nd and 3rd editions, and this new 4th edition has been rewritten to reflect today''s changing market conditions. Comprehensive, wide‑ranging and practical in their coverage of the sharemarket, Martin Roth''s suggestions will prove a valuable educational tool for both established investors and newcomers alike.

How Investing in Commercial Property Really Works

release date: Sep 26, 2011
How Investing in Commercial Property Really Works
In this fully revised and updated edition of How Investing in Commercial Property Really Works you''ll discover: the many alternatives available for investing in commercial property, which number far more than most investors realise the latest statistics indicating that commercial property provides a stronger long-term return than all other asset classes, including residential property and shares, and with less volatility the eight steps to acquiring investment property for maximum return how you can be a winner in negotiations the effect that emerging social and economic trends -- including the ageing population and regional resurgence -- may have on Australia''s commercial property market and your commercial property investments, in years to come how you can add value to your property for even greater returns why, how and when to sell your commercial property the many taxation advantages of an investment in commercial property the benefits you can reap private syndicates, and how they are structured a wealth of resources for investors in commercial property.

Hot Rock Dreaming

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Hot Rock Dreaming
Australia’s most famous Aboriginal painter is dead...supposedly killed when a heavy object tumbled onto him in his studio during an earth tremor. But then doubts arise. For a start, the police now suspect murder. And why was the victim heard earlier predicting his own violent death? Enter private detective Johnny Ravine to solve the mystery...he suddenly finds himself thrust into a byzantine world of art and artists where questions are far more numerous than answers. Where did the victim’s art dealer obtain the incredibly rare artwork that he was secretly selling? Is the controversial ‘green energy’ company Rokpower really going to harness power from hot rocks deep under the ground, and did it kill the artist’s Dreaming spirit when it injected water onto the rocks? And who is the beautiful and mysterious Asian lady who seems to be able to converse with the dead, and who says she knows how the artist really died? A killer is on the loose and even Johnny’s own life is in danger. But first he needs to understand that the death of the artist has unleashed spiritual forces that threaten an entire community.

Prophets and Loss

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Prophets and Loss
Forgiveness is the most attractive of the virtues. Until you actually have someone to forgive. When Melissa Stonelea’s born-again Christian husband Grant is found strangled in the bondage room of the city’s classiest brothel, a page of the Bible stuffed in his mouth, she doesn’t need to hear more of her pastor’s sermons on the healing powers of forgiveness. She needs revenge. Enter private detective Johnny Ravine, seeking the quiet life in Australia after more than twenty years as a freedom fighter in East Timor. The murdered man was his best friend. But, as he starts to investigate the slaying, a mysterious phone call and then a bullet through his window plunge him into the heart of a deadly terrorist conspiracy. Suddenly he finds himself locked inside a shady world of stock market manipulators, sex workers and underground militia, while desperately hunting the killers. But Johnny is concealing a violent past and demons of his own. Can he crack the mystery before he himself cracks?

The Writer's Partner for Fiction, Television, and Screen

release date: Jan 01, 2001
The Writer's Partner for Fiction, Television, and Screen
Martin Roth provides a provocative and powerful reference tool for writers in seach of the perfect hook, scene or dramatic situation.

The Crime Writer's Reference Guide

release date: Jan 01, 2003
The Crime Writer's Reference Guide
Offers tips and techniques for making crime stories realistic, including the fundamentals of investigation, criminal motives, weapons, escape methods, legal terminology, and slang terms.

Strictly Murder!

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Strictly Murder!
Strictly Murder! provides film, TV, and fiction writers with essential information on all aspects of murder and its investigation and prosecution, including -- types of murders -- methods -- motives -- criminal profiles -- police investigative tools and procedures -- medical examiner and crime lab tools and procedures -- criminal court procedures ... and much more. Unique to this book is the inclusion of a copy of an actual Los Angeles County Sheriff''s Department \"murder book\" -- a law enforcement agency''s complete paper trail, which follows a murder from the time it is first reported through the arrest of a suspect. A \"murder book\" collects every report made by every person connected with a murder investigation, including the first officer on the scene, forensic investigators, and detectives. Strictly Murder! also includes short chapters written by investigative, criminal profiling, and crime lab experts.

The Reality of Mental Illness

release date: Jul 25, 1986
The Reality of Mental Illness
This book is psychiatry''s reply to the diverse group of antipsychiatrists that has made fashionable the view that mental illness is merely socially deviant behaviour. It establishes that mental illness has been recognised in all cultures since the beginning of history and goes on to explore the philosophical and medical basis for psychiatry''s diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.

The Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly: CAMDEX

release date: Oct 27, 1988

The Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly: CAMDEX

release date: Oct 27, 1988

The Reality of Mental Illness

release date: Jul 25, 1986
The Reality of Mental Illness
This book is psychiatry''s reply to the diverse group of antipsychiatrists, including Laing, Foucault, Goffman, Szasz and Bassaglia, that has made fashionable the view that mental illness is merely socially deviant behaviour and that psychiatrists are agents of the capitalist society seeking to repress such behaviour. It establishes, by the use of evidence from historical and transcultural studies, that mental illness has been recognized in all cultures since the beginning of history and goes on to explore the philosophical and medical basis for psychiatry''s diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Finally, it tackles two issues where psychiatry has been seen as at odds with the values prevailing in society: involuntary hospitalization and the insanity defence. The Reality of Mental Illness does not pretend to offer simple answers to the complex problems it discusses, but will leave the reader with a much greater understanding of psychiatry''s aims, practices and problems.

The Reality of Mental Illness

release date: Jul 25, 1986
The Reality of Mental Illness
This book is psychiatry''s reply to the diverse group of antipsychiatrists, including Laing, Foucault, Goffman, Szasz and Bassaglia, that has made fashionable the view that mental illness is merely socially deviant behaviour and that psychiatrists are agents of the capitalist society seeking to repress such behaviour. It establishes, by the use of evidence from historical and transcultural studies, that mental illness has been recognized in all cultures since the beginning of history and goes on to explore the philosophical and medical basis for psychiatry''s diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Finally, it tackles two issues where psychiatry has been seen as at odds with the values prevailing in society: involuntary hospitalization and the insanity defence. The Reality of Mental Illness does not pretend to offer simple answers to the complex problems it discusses, but will leave the reader with a much greater understanding of psychiatry''s aims, practices and problems.
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