Medicating Schizophrenia: A History

Title

Medicating Schizophrenia: A History

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Description

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.

ISBN

0813526426

Publication Date

1999

Publisher

Rutgers University Press

City

New Brunswick, NJ

Keywords

Schizophrenia, psychology, Chemotherapy, antipsychotic drugs, history

Disciplines

Law and Psychology