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Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness

“Superb… a nuanced account of biological psychiatry.” —Richard J. McNally

In Mind Fixers, “the preeminent historian of neuroscience” (Science magazine) Anne Harrington explores psychiatry’s repeatedly frustrated efforts to understand mental disorder. She shows that psychiatry’s waxing and waning theories have been shaped not just by developments in the clinic and lab, but also by a surprising range of social factors. Mind Fixers recounts the past and present struggle to make mental illness a biological problem in order to lay the groundwork for creating a better future.

Anne Harrington is the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science and faculty dean of Pforzheimer House at Harvard University. She is the author of four books, including Mind Fixers and The Cure Within. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

ISBN: 9780393358063

ISBN-10: 9780393358063

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 06/16/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/16/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 384

Language: English

Categories

Psychology / History

Medical / Mental Health

Medical / Psychiatry

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