Mad Among Us : A History of the Care of America's Mentally Ill

ISBN-10: 067454112X
ISBN-13: 9780674541122
Edition: 1st
Authors: Gerald N. Grob
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Description: In the first comprehensive one-volume history of the treatment of the mentally ill, the foremost historian in the field compellingly recounts out various attempts to solve this ever-present dilemma from colonial times to the present.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

In the first comprehensive one-volume history of the treatment of the mentally ill, the foremost historian in the field compellingly recounts out various attempts to solve this ever-present dilemma from colonial times to the present.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Abbreviations Used in Text
Prologue
Caring for the Insane in Colonial America
Inventing the Asylum
The Emergence of American Psychiatry
Realities of Asylum Life
The Problem of Chronic Mental Illnesses, 1860-1940
A New Psychiatry
Depression, War, and the Crisis of Care
World War II and New Models of Mental Illnesses
The Foundations of Change in Postwar America
The New Frontier and the Promise of Community Mental Health
Confronting the Mad Among Us in Contemporary America
Notes
Index

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