Medicating Schizophrenia: A History
Sheldon Gelman looks at the manner in which psychiatrists have evaluated, interpreted, and prescribed antipsychotic drugs since their inception from the 1950s to the present. Gelman argues that hospitals were being emptied not because patients were "cured", but rather because of the changing ways society came to view disease, drugs, and scientific remedies. As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of antipsychotic drugs, Gelman's book provides a provocative, timely examination of how and why medical treatments evolve.
Rutgers University Press
New Brunswick, NJ
Schizophrenia, psychology, Chemotherapy, antipsychotic drugs, history
Law and Psychology
Gelman, Sheldon, "Medicating Schizophrenia: A History" (1999). Scholarship Collection. 37.