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Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology

A Critical History of Schizophrenia

Authors: McNally, Kieran

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Schizophrenia was 20th century psychiatry's arch concept of madness. Yet for most of that century it was both problematic and contentious. This history explores schizophrenia's historic instability via themes such as symptoms, definition, classification and anti-psychiatry. In doing so, it opens up new ways of understanding 20th century madness.

About the authors

Kieran McNally previously studied and worked at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK. He is currently Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology at University College Dublin, Ireland, specializing in the history of psychiatry. He is also the author of the ecological and social history, The Island Imagined by the Sea.

Reviews

“I have been gleefully reading Kieran McNally's book on the history of schizophrenia, which turns out to be a compendium of great detail and fascination. … It makes the book enormously valuable both as a treasure trove (in addition to an almost 30 page long reference section, there is a further 10 pages of recommended reading) and as a contribution to our understanding of this unwieldy but influential idea.” (Psychodiagnosticator, psychodiagnosticator.blogspot.de, December, 2016)

“This is a text that should be prescribed reading for all entering the mental health professions. It acts as a helpful antidote to the ahistorical certainty of many textbooks and many training courses.” (Pádraig Collins, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (4), 2016) 


Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Critical History of Schizophrenia
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45681-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137456816
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45680-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 269
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