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.
This book is based on three years of careful research among psychiatrists in training. Her perspective is fair, her writing captivating, and her smarts shine clear through on... Read morePublished 15 days ago by RoseofSharon
Excellent thought provoking. I'm recommending it to friends in the mental health field The trends she noticed have become distressingly more sever..Published on May 26, 2013 by Kenneth R. Ayer
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