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  1. Making Minds and Madness: From Hysteria to Depression
    Making Minds and Madness: From Hysteria to Depression
    Making Minds and Madness: From Hysteria to Depression
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  2. Making Minds and Madness: From Hysteria to Depression

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Why do "maladies of the soul" such as hysteria, anxiety disorders, or depression wax and wane over time? Through a study of the history of psychiatry, Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen provocatively argues that most mental illnesses are not, in fact, diseases but the product of varying expectations shared and negotiated by therapists and patients. With a series of fascinating historical vignettes, stretching from Freud's creation of false memories of sexual abuse in his early hysterical patients to today's promotion and marketing of depression by drug companies, Making Minds and Madness offers a powerful critique of all the theories, such as psychoanalysis and biomedical psychiatry, that claim to discover facts about the human psyche while, in reality, producing them. Borch-Jacobsen proposes such objectivizing approaches should be abandoned in favor of a constructionist and relativist psychology that recognizes the artifactual and interactive character of psychic productions instead of attempting to deny or control it.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book addresses the issue of poor psychology and psychiatry.
One issue is that of "multiple personality disorder." I like the
way the author shows that some types of mental illness originate
from the culture, rather than from the brain. The chapter on "Sybil"
was especially enlightening.
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