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Of Two Minds An Anthropologist Looks at American Psychiatry

ISBN-10: 0679744932

ISBN-13: 9780679744931

Edition: N/A

Authors: T. M. Luhrmann, T. M. Luhrmann

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With sharp and soulful insight, T. R. Luhrmann examines the world of psychiatry, a profession which today is facing some of its greatest challenges from within and without, as it continues to offer hope to many. At a time when mood-altering drugs have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill and HMO’s are forcing caregivers to take the pharmocological route over the talking cure, Luhrmann places us at the heart of the matter and allows us to see exactly what is at stake. Based on extensive interviews with patients and doctors, as well as investigative fieldwork in residence programs, private psychiatric hospitals, and state hospitals, Luhrmann’s groundbreaking book shows us how psychiatrists develop and how the enormous ambiguities in the field affect its practitioners and patients.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Author's Note
Introduction
What's Wrong with the Patient?
The Arrow of Harm
The Culture and Its Contradictions
The Psychiatric Scientist and the Psychoanalyst
Where the Split Came From
The Crisis of Managed Care
Madness and Moral Responsibility
Technical Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index