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De Young, Mary, 1949-
Madness : an American history of mental illness and its treatment / Mary de Young
Alternate Title American history of mental illness and its treatment
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  RC443 .D35 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mental illness -- United States -- History
Psychiatric hospitals -- United States -- History
Mental illness -- Treatment -- United States -- History
Physical Description viii, 294 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-285) and index
Contents What is madness? -- The experience of madness -- Distracted in the colonies -- Asylums -- Asylum patients -- Asylum therapeutics
Summary "This book exercises the sociological imagination to explore some questions in the history of madness, including why some behaviors are labeled mad; why they are labeled mad in one historical period and not another; why the label of mad is applied to some types of people; and by whom the label and its consequences are applied"--Provided by publisher

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