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Alien Landscapes? Interpreting Disordered Minds
ISBN: HB: 9780674368361, Harvard University Press, September 2014
296 pp., 20.3x15.2 cm, 27 colour illus.
We have made huge progress in understanding the biology of mental illnesses, but comparatively little in interpreting them at the psychological level. The eminent philosopher Jonathan Glover believes that there is real hope of progress in the human i...
American Madness The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox
ISBN: HB: 9780674047396, Harvard University Press, October 2011
406 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm
In 1895 there was not a single case of dementia praecox reported in the United States. By 1912 there were tens of thousands of people with this diagnosis locked up in asylums, hospitals, and jails. By 1927 it was fading away . How could such a terrib...
Addiction A Disorder of Choice
ISBN: PB: 9780674057272, Harvard University Press, October 2010
216 pp., 23.2x15.4 cm, 20 illus.
In a book sure to inspire controversy, Gene Heyman argues that conventional wisdom about addiction – that it is a disease, a compulsion beyond conscious control – is wrong. Drawing on psychiatric epidemiology, addicts' autobiographies, treatment stu...