Interview: Eghigian on the History of Madness

As mentioned in an earlier post, Greg Eghigian has just published From Madness to Mental Health:  Psychiatric Disorder and its Treatment in Western Civilization (Rutgers University Press).  It is an edited collection of documents covering the history of madness and mental illness from ancient times to the present.  You can now hear a podcast interview with him about the book. Just click here

From Madness to Mental Health

Available beginning February 15, this anthology of primary sources chronicles the history of madness and psychiatry in western civilization, from ancient Israel to contemporary randomized clinical trials.  It also includes an updated bibliography of first-person narratives of mental illness compiled by Gail A. Hornstein. For more information click here.

To hear an interview with the author, click here.

A new book on the history of schizophrenia

Jonathan M. Metzl, author of the well-known Prozac on the Couch, publishes a new book  of how schizophrenia became the diagnostic term overwhelmingly applied to African-American men in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s.  For more, click here.

Jonathan M. Metzl, The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease (Boston: Beacon Press, 2010).