At a time when mood-altering drugs have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill and HMO's are forcing caregivers to take the pharmocological route over the talking cure, Luhrmann places us at the heart of the matter and allows us to see exactly what is at stake. Based on extensive interviews with patients and doctors, as well as investigative fieldwork in residence programs, private psychiatric hospitals, and state hospitals, Luhrmann's groundbreaking book shows us how psychiatrists develop and how the enormous ambiguities in the field affect its practitioners and patients.
If you want to know how to write an ethnography, this is definitely a good book to model after. Great book and I really enjoyed it!Published on October 27, 2012 by Sunny_Cali
How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but the light bulb has to want to change. Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by James Ashley Shea