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Author Pietikinen, Petteri
Title Madness : a history / Petteri Pietikainen
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  RC438 .P54 2015    AVAILABLE    30610020471975
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RC438 P625 2015    AVAILABLE    30530001207398
Descript viii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note "Madness : A History is an account of madness from antiquity to modern times, offering a picture of mental illness and its varieties in Western civilization. The book examines the social and cultural forces shaping the medical and lay perspectives on madness, the invention and development of diagnoses as well as the theories and treatment methods by physicians, and the patient experiences inside and outside of the mental institution"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction to madness and its history -- Part I. Madness from antiquity to the age of the Enlightenment -- Madness in ancient and medieval times -- Madness, folly and religion in early modern Europe -- From the devil's temptation to wrong thinking : madness in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- Part II. The great transformation : medicalization of madness in the long nineteenth century -- The age of the asylum -- The medical management of madness -- Living and dying in asylumland -- Naming the mad mind -- Part III. Naming and managing madness in the golden age of asylums -- Mental maladies in the twentieth century -- Mental treatment from magnetism to psychoanalysis -- War and madness -- Shocks and surgeries : somatic treatments of the twentieth century -- Part IV. Madness in the Cold War era and beyond -- Mind control, political psychiatry and human rights -- The psychopharmacological revolution -- Madness between sanity and normalcy -- Epilogue
Subject Mental illness -- History
Mental illness -- Social aspects -- History
Mental illness -- Treatment -- History
Psychiatric hospitals -- History
Psychiatry -- History
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