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In From Madness to Mental Health, Greg Eghigian has compiled a unique anthology of readings, from ancient times to the present, which also includes an updated bibliography of first-person narratives on mental illness compiled by Gail A. Hornstein. This work neither glorifies nor denigrates the contributions of psychiatry, clinical psychology, and psychotherapy, but rather considers how mental disorders have historically challenged the ways in which human beings have understood and valued their bodies, minds, and souls.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. PART I: The Pneumatic Age
  2. pp. 7-9
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  1. The Ancient World
  2. pp. 10-46
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  1. Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  2. pp. 47-89
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  1. PART II: The Age of Optimism
  2. pp. 91-93
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  1. Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Reform
  2. pp. 94-133
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  1. The Asylum
  2. pp. 134-167
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  1. Brain Science, Nerves, and Clinical Psychiatry
  2. pp. 168-228
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  1. PART III: The Militant Age
  2. pp. 229-232
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  1. War and Neurosis
  2. pp. 233-244
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  1. The New Focus on the Body
  2. pp. 245-293
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  1. Psychiatric Eugenics in Nazi Germany
  2. pp. 294-311
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  1. Mental Illness, Psychiatry, and Communism
  2. pp. 312-332
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  1. Antipsychiatry, Social Psychiatry, and Deinstitutionalization
  2. pp. 333-367
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  1. PART IV: The Psychoboom
  2. pp. 369-420
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  1. Appendix: Bibliography of First-Person Narratives of Madness in English (Fourth Edition)
  2. pp. 421-451
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 453-456
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  1. About the Editor
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813549095
Related ISBN
9780813546650
MARC Record
OCLC
781634238
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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