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Asylum 20.4 – Winter 2013

Introduction

The asylum. Early 15c, from Latin asylum ‘sanctuary’, from Greek asylon ‘refuge’. Noun use of asylos: ‘inviolable, safe from
violence’; especially of persons seeking protection. From a- ‘without’ + syle ‘right of seizure’. So, literally: ‘an inviolable place’.

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Asylum 21.2 – Summer 2014

Introduction

Four of the last five issues were given over to one particular theme or another, and they were usually put together by a group of people who wanted to highlight a particular aspect of psychiatry or their response to it.

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Asylum 21.1 – Spring 2014

This issue of Asylum has a focus on creative responses to difficult times and has been guest edited by Paul Atkinson and Janet Haney for the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Asylum 21.4 – Winter 2014

Introduction

The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, and the majority of these prisoners suffer from mental health conditions.  This issue has a focus on US prisons.

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