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A thought-provoking history of bipolar disorder reveals how perceptions of the ailment have evolved over time, detailing the origins of the concept of mania, the link between brain function and mental illness, the growing public awareness of the disease, and the rise of psychotropic treatment and pharmacological marketing.As social history it provides the most detailed available account of the interactions of psychiatry and the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing.aquot;a€” Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease aquot;If David Healya#39;s intent is to present a cohesive, ...

Author:David Healy
Publisher:JHU Press - 2008-05-22


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