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From madness to mental health [electronic resource] : psychiatric disorder and its treatment in Western civilization / edited by Greg Eghigian.

Contributor(s): Eghigian, Greg, 1961-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 456 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813549095 (electronic bk.); 0813549094 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Psychiatry -- History | Psychiatry -- history -- Collected Works | Medicine in Literature -- Collected Works | Mental Disorders -- history -- Collected Works | Mental Health Services -- history -- Collected Works | Mentally Ill Persons -- history -- Collected Works | Western World -- history -- Collected Works | Psychische stoornissen | Psychiatrie | Psychotherapie | Westerse wereld | psychiatrie -- Antiquit�e / 20e s | MEDICAL / Mental Health | MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General | PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology | PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Illness | PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: From madness to mental health.DDC classification: 616.89 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The ancient world -- Medieval and early modern Europe -- Enlightenment, romanticism, and reform -- The asylum -- Brain science, nerves, and clinical psychiatry -- War and neurosis -- The new focus on the body -- Psychiatric eugenics in Nazi Germany -- Mental illness, psychiatry, and communism -- Antipsychiatry, social psychiatry, and deinstitutionalization -- The psychoboom.
Summary: A unique anthology of readings, from ancient times to the present, that considers how mental disorders have historically challenged the ways in which humans have understood and valued their bodies, minds, and souls.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-451) and index.

The ancient world -- Medieval and early modern Europe -- Enlightenment, romanticism, and reform -- The asylum -- Brain science, nerves, and clinical psychiatry -- War and neurosis -- The new focus on the body -- Psychiatric eugenics in Nazi Germany -- Mental illness, psychiatry, and communism -- Antipsychiatry, social psychiatry, and deinstitutionalization -- The psychoboom.

A unique anthology of readings, from ancient times to the present, that considers how mental disorders have historically challenged the ways in which humans have understood and valued their bodies, minds, and souls.

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