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Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375180-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7518-0
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375180-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7518-0
... as a qualifying disabling health condition for SSI benefits spawned the development of a new disability economy. Despite widely accepted scientific evidence demonstrating the high frequency of mental illness and substance use disorder comorbidity, a new social actor, the “neurocrat,” was constructed to document...
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By Kelly Ray Knight
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7518-0
... mental health welfare entitlement neurocrat disability Social Security Income ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375180-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7518-0
...—are viewed as appropriate responses on the part of addicted women to experiences of structural vulnerability, social suffering, and housing instability. Women experienced “neurocratic pregnancies,” in which poverty and addiction made mental health diagnosis and treatment both necessary and problematic...