"Wenegrat (psychiatry and behavioral science, Stanford U.) puts into historical context what he sees as the temporary insanity that infected the psychiatric profession in the forms of recovered memory, satanic abuse, and even extraterrestrial abduction during the last decades of the 20th century. He uses the framework of invented illness to look at outbreaks of possession, medieval lovesickness, early modern and modern European tarantism, hysteria in Europe of the 18th and 19th centuries, and other disorders."--SciTech Book News
About the Author
is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and Assistant Chief of Psychiatric Consultation Services at Veterans' Medical Center in Palo Alto, California.