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Prozac On The Couch

Author: Jonathan Metzl
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822330615
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Arguing that Freud enjoys new life in the medications prescribed by psychologists and psychiatrists, the author takes the Prozac culture to task, focusing on the gender issues underlying the prescription of this powerful drug. (Psychology & Self-Help)

Menschen Machen

Author: Anna Sieben
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839417007
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Der programmatische Gedanke, menschliches Leben durch gezielte Eingriffe verbessern zu können, hat seit der Entstehung der neuzeitlichen Wissenschaften Konjunktur. Das wissenschaftlich-technisch begründete Programm, Menschen machen zu können, reicht von minimalen Manipulationen bis hin zu umfassenden medizinisch-invasiven oder psychotechnischen Eingriffen. Die Implikationen dieser zwiespältigen Fortschrittsgeschichte sind bis heute unzulänglich untersucht worden. Optimierungen des Humanen und damit verbundene Normierungen der Lebens- und Handlungspraxis transformieren den Menschen und unser Bild vom Menschen in vielfältiger Weise. Die Beiträge in diesem Band gehen solchen »Schattenseiten« von Optimierungsprogrammen nach.

Animal Madness

Author: Laurel Braitman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451627009
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A science historian examines parallels between the ways humans and animals express feelings and experience mental decline, tracing her studies of emotionally disturbed animals and their caregivers to consider how their recoveries can inform the human medical community.

Happy Pills In America

Author: David Herzberg
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421400995
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Valium. Paxil. Prozac. Prescribed by the millions each year, these medications have been hailed as wonder drugs and vilified as numbing and addictive crutches. Where did this "blockbuster drug" phenomenon come from? What factors led to the mass acceptance of tranquilizers and antidepressants? And how has their widespread use affected American culture? David Herzberg addresses these questions by tracing the rise of psychiatric medicines, from Miltown in the 1950s to Valium in the 1970s to Prozac in the 1990s. The result is more than a story of doctors and patients. From bare-knuckled marketing campaigns to political activism by feminists and antidrug warriors, the fate of psychopharmacology has been intimately wrapped up in the broader currents of modern American history. Beginning with the emergence of a medical marketplace for psychoactive drugs in the postwar consumer culture, Herzberg traces how "happy pills" became embroiled in Cold War gender battles and the explosive politics of the "war against drugs"—and how feminists brought the two issues together in a dramatic campaign against Valium addiction in the 1970s. A final look at antidepressants shows that even the Prozac phenomenon owed as much to commerce and culture as to scientific wizardry. With a barrage of "ask your doctor about" advertisements competing for attention with shocking news of drug company malfeasance, Happy Pills is an invaluable look at how the commercialization of medicine has transformed American culture since the end of World War II. -- Lizabeth Cohen, author of A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America

Philosophical Issues In Psychiatry Iii

Author: Kenneth S. Kendler
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191038865
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Psychiatry has long struggled with the nature of its diagnoses. The problems raised by questions about the nature of psychiatric illness are particularly fascinating because they sit at the intersection of philosophy, empirical psychiatric/psychological research, measurement theory, historical tradition and policy. In being the only medical specialty that diagnoses and treats mental illness, psychiatry has been subject to major changes in the last 150 years. This book explores the forces that have shaped these changes and especially how substantial "internal" advances in our knowledge of the nature and causes of psychiatric illness have interacted with a plethora of external forces that have impacted on the psychiatric profession. It includes contributions from philosophers of science with an interest in psychiatry, psychiatrists and psychologists with expertise in the history of their field and historians of psychiatry. Each chapter is accompanied by an introduction and a commentary. The result is a dynamic discussion about the nature of psychiatric disorders, and a book that is compelling reading for those in the field of mental health, history of science and medicine, and philosophy.

The Body

Author: Lisa Blackman
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847886213
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Questions around 'the body' are central to social theory. Our changing understanding of the body now challenges the ways we conceive power, ideology, subjectivity and social and cultural process. The Body: the key concepts highlights and analyses the debates which make the body central to current sociological, psychological, cultural and feminist thinking. Today, questions around the body are intrinsic to a wide range of debates - from technological developments in media and communications, to socio-cultural questions around representation, performance, class, race, gender and sexuality, to the more 'physical' concerns of health and illness, sleep, diet and eating disorders, body parts and the senses.The Body: the key concepts is the ideal introduction for any student seeking a concise and up-to-date analysis of the complex and influential debates around the body in contemporary culture.

Edith Jacobson

Author: Ulrike May
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Edith Jacobssohn/Jacobson (1897-1978) war eine der bedeutendsten Psychoanalytikerinnen des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts und zählt zu den einflussreichsten und respektiertesten Frauen in der Geschichte der Psychoanalyse. Endlich wird ihr bewegtes Lebens spannend und basierend auf bisher unbekanntem Material nacherzählt. Mit historischen Dokumenten, Fotos und Selbstzeugnissen