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DESPERATE REMEDIES: PSYCHIATRY AND THE MYSTERIES OF MENTAL ILLNESS

A riveting chronicle of faulty science false promises arrogance greed and shocking disregard for the wellbeing of patients suffering from mental disorders. An eloquent meticulously documented clear-eyed call for change Dirk Wittenborn

In this masterful work Andrew Scull one of the most provocative thinkers writing about psychiatry sheds light on its troubled history

For more than two hundred years disturbances of reason cognition and emotion - the sort of things that were once called madness - have been described and treated by the medical profession. Mental illness it is said is an illness like any other - a disorder that can treated by doctors whose suffering can be eased and from which patients can return. And yet serious mental illness remains a profound mystery that is in some ways no closer to being solved than it was at the start of the twentieth century.

In this clear-sighted and provocative exploration of psychiatry acclaimed sociologist Andrew Scull traces the history of its attempts to understand and mitigate mental illness: from the age of the asylum and surgical and chemical interventions through the rise and fall of Freud and the talking cure and on to our own time of drug companies and antidepressants. Through it all Scull argues the often vain and rash attempts to come to terms with the enigma of mental disorder have frequently resulted in dire consequences for the patient.

Deeply researched and lucidly conveyed Desperate Remedies masterfully illustrates the assumptions and theory behind the therapy providing a definitive new account of psychiatry s and society s battle with mental illness.

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ISBN 9780241509241
Weight (kgs.) 0.71
Author SCULL, ANDREW
Publisher PENGUIN GROUP (UK)
Publication Date Apr 19, 2022
Book Size (cm.) 16.2 x 24.0 x 3.5
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 24.00
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 16.20
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 3.50
Language English
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