Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: social construction of mental illness

Cultural Confusion: The Shifting Line Between Sane and “Unsane”

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From STAT: An unprecedented number of Americans have been diagnosed with a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder. Does this represent an increase in psychological distress...

“The Nixon-Masked Man Who Helped End Homosexuality as a Disease”

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In a Forgotten History article for the Daily Beast, Brandon Ambrosino tells the story of the 1972 meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. There,...

A Square Peg in a Round Hole: The Construction of Depression...

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This blog is a review of Gary Greenberg's book, Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease. I wrote it originally in 2010, but it was never published. By publishing the review now, I hope it will provide a useful reflection for those who have already read Manufacturing Depression, and an incitement to read the book for those who have not.