History of Madness From Enlightenment to Prozac (HIST 484.3)

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This seminar examines historical issues in mental health and psychiatry from medical, sociological, cultural, legal and political perspectives, principally in the English-speaking world. Charting a path from the rise of the asylum, to the dark chapter of the lobotomy, through Big Pharma and into Scientology, the History of Madness considers how we have historically found reason through insanity.

Prerequisite(s)

6 credit units of senior-level HIST of which 3 credit units must be 300-level or permission of the department.

Note

Post-1815

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