Mad by the Millions

Mad by the Millions Mental Disorders and the Early Years of the World Health Organization - Culture and Psychiatry

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Synopsis

In 1946, the World Health Organization undertook a project in social psychiatry that aimed to discover the epidemiology and classification of mental disorders. In Mad by the Millions, Harry Y-Jui Wu examines the WHO's ambitious project, arguing that it was shaped by the postwar faith in technology and expertise and the universalizing vision of a "world psyche." Wu shows that the WHO's idealized scientific internationalism laid the foundations of today's highly highly metricalized global mental health system.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262045384
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 384g
Height: 152mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 17mm