Mad in America Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill

ISBN-10: 0738207993
ISBN-13: 9780738207995
Edition: 2003 (Reprint)
Authors: Robert Whitaker
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Description: Tracing over three centuries of cures for madness, Robert Whitaker here shows how medical therapies have been used to silence patients and dull their minds, deepening their suffering and impairing their hope of recovery.

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Book details

List price: $17.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Tracing over three centuries of cures for madness, Robert Whitaker here shows how medical therapies have been used to silence patients and dull their minds, deepening their suffering and impairing their hope of recovery.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Original Bedlam (1750-1900)
Bedlam in Medicine
The Healing Hand of Kindness
The Darkest Era (1900-1950)
Unfit to Breed
Too Much Intelligence
Brain Damage as Miracle Therapy
Back to Bedlam (1950-1990s)
Modern-Day Alchemy
The Patients' Reality
The Story We Told Ourselves
Shame of a Nation
The Nuremberg Code Doesn't Apply Here
Mad Medicine Today (1990s-Present)
Not So Atypical
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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