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The Resource Critical history of schizophrenia, Kieran McNally

Critical history of schizophrenia, Kieran McNally

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Critical history of schizophrenia
Title
Critical history of schizophrenia
Statement of responsibility
Kieran McNally
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Schizophrenia was psychiatry's arch concept of madness in the twentieth century. However, it was a concept that was both surprisingly problematic and contentious. This book explores schizophrenia's instability, as the concept changed across the 20th century. It moves beyond sensational accounts of kids on LSD and split personalities, to detail schizophrenia's historically problematic definition, diagnosis, and symptom profile. In doing so, Kieran McNally documents the social uses of the concept, its regional variations, and its fluctuating subtypes. And finally, the book explains how, and why, North American psychiatry sought to improve the concept in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), by introducing group sanctioned operational definitions. This book reveals a tradition of critical unease towards the concept of schizophrenia and it reveals that criticism of the concept was consistently voiced by many leading schizophrenia researchers - and not just by 'anti-psychiatrists'. It becomes clear that at no stage in its history was schizophrenia thought to be beyond improvement
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YDXCP
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McNally, Kieran
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC514
LC item number
.M42 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology
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  • Science
  • Schizophrenia
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Science
  • Schizophrenia
Label
Critical history of schizophrenia, Kieran McNally
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Schizoidia : the lexicon; The split personality; Definitions of schizophrenia; Catatonia : faces in the fire; Chasing the phantom : classification; Myth and forgetting : Bleuler's 'four As'; Social prejudice; Contesting schizophrenia?; Manufacturing consensus in North America; Conclusions : twentieth-century schizophrenia; Epilogue : consider Nijinsky; Appendix: Goodbye to Hebephrenia; Notes; Further Reading
Control code
945740142
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137456816
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945740142
Label
Critical history of schizophrenia, Kieran McNally
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Schizoidia : the lexicon; The split personality; Definitions of schizophrenia; Catatonia : faces in the fire; Chasing the phantom : classification; Myth and forgetting : Bleuler's 'four As'; Social prejudice; Contesting schizophrenia?; Manufacturing consensus in North America; Conclusions : twentieth-century schizophrenia; Epilogue : consider Nijinsky; Appendix: Goodbye to Hebephrenia; Notes; Further Reading
Control code
945740142
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137456816
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945740142

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