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A Short History of Mental Health Rhetoric Research (MHRR)

J. Fred Reynolds


This commentary traces, groups, and characterizes the significant body of work done in rhetoric and writing studies on mental health(care) issues from when such work first began to appear in print in the mid-1980s up until July 2017 when the article was completed and submitted to RHM for publication in its inaugural issue.


psychiatry; psychology; case histories; patient records; professional/technical writing; discourse communities; mental health(care); mental illnesses; mental disabilities; neuroatypicalities; genre studies; disability studies; disability rhetorics

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