A Critical History of Schizophrenia

by Kieran McNally
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Series: Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology

Publication Date: May 23, 2016

ISBN: 9781137456816

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Schizophrenia was 20th century psychiatry's arch concept of madness. Yet for most of that century it was both problematic and contentious. This history explores schizophrenia's historic instability via themes such as symptoms, definition, classification and anti-psychiatry. In doing so, it opens up new ways of understanding 20th century madness.