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Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

Sue Estroff

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520054516
eISBN:
9780520907751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520054516.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explores the psychological, social, and economic facts of life for a group of discharged mental hospital patients living in Madison, Wisconsin. It both explicitly and inferentially raises ... More


Spaces of Experimentation, Sites of Contestation: Doctors, Patients, and Treatments

in Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429724
eISBN:
9780226429779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429779.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the everyday realities of life and practice in colonial hospitals. It analyzes the mechanisms of confinement that brought European and Muslim patients into psychiatric care and ... More


Metamorphosis: How to Transform Punishment in America

Robert A. Ferguson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300230833
eISBN:
9780300235296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230833.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In the past few years, the need for prison reform in America has reached the level of a consensus. We agree that many prison terms are too long, especially for nonviolent drug offenders; that ... More


Being one's illness: On mental disability and ageing

Per Bülow and Tommy Svensson

in Ageing with disability: A lifecourse perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447305224
eISBN:
9781447310907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305224.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses mental disability and ageing. It is based on life-story interviews with older people who have long personal experience of mental disability and of psychiatric care. The ... More


“Shattered Nerves”: Doctors, Patients, and Depression in Victorian England

Janet Oppenheim

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057812
eISBN:
9780199854394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057812.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores an illness that figures in nearly every volume of Victorian autobiography, memoirs, diaries, letters, and more than a few novels. Variously described as shattered nerves, nervous ... More


The Virtue of Kindness: Is Psychotherapy Effective for Severe Mental Illness?

Richard P. Bentall

in Doctoring the Mind: Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Really Any Good?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter identifies the best way of practicing psychotherapy. Faced with a large number of psychotherapy schools, it is tempting to think that the field is even more confused and unsatisfactory ... More


Diagnostic Neutrality in Psychiatric Treatment in North India

Amy June Sousa

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In India, doctors deemphasize diagnoses and the biomedical specificities of what are essentially grave conditions, like schizophrenia. They don’t talk about diagnoses or treat diagnoses as important, ... More


Conclusion: Pills and Paving Stones, Centers and Margins

in Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429724
eISBN:
9780226429779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429779.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A compound called 4560 RP—better known as chlorpromazine—was an antihistamine that proved to be the first effective treatment for schizophrenia. Chlorpromazine virtually transformed psychiatry in ... More


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