Tag: blaming of mothers

The Real Myth of the Schizophrenogenic Mother

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Acknowledging the role of trauma inflicted by a given individual‚Äôs mother is not the same as laying all blame for ‚Äúmental illness‚ÄĚ at the feet of motherhood. Meanwhile, a mountain of evidence has accumulated linking schizophrenia to sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and many other categories of adverse childhood experiences.

The Dangers of Over-Policing Motherhood

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In this piece for The Atlantic, Chris Millard discusses how increased medical, psychiatric, and psychoanalytic scrutiny of motherhood in the 20th century set the stage...