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Of Two Minds: The Growing Disorder in American Psychiatry

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Book News Annotation:

Lurhmann (anthropology, U. of California, San Diego) presents an ethnographer's view on psychiatry, based on interviews with patients and doctors, as well as investigative fieldwork in residency programs and psychiatric hospitals. She describes how psychiatrists are trained, how they develop their approaches to patients, and how the ambiguities in the field affect both its practitioners and their patients. She also addresses current controversies, especially concerning the role of mood-altering drugs.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-328) and index.

About the Author

T. M. Luhrmann is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of two previous books, Persuasions of the Witch's Craft and The Good Parsi. She lives in Solana Beach, California.

Table of Contents

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679421917
Other:
Luhrmann, T. M.
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Luhrmann, T. M.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Psychiatry
Subject:
Education & Training
Subject:
Psychology & Psychiatry Profession
Subject:
Psychiatry - General
Subject:
Psychology & Psychiatry Profession - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
106-93
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.55x6.60x1.22 in. 1.51 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Psychiatry

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