Foucault And Anti-Psychiatry

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Psychiatry has always been influenced by perspectives from non-medical disciplines and these have in turn changed how the wider society looks at mental medicine. This podcast examines critical perspectives associated with a philosopher whose name is almost synonymous with madness. It concludes by discussing the contribution of sociology to questioning the benign model of medical progress, which had been central to the history of psychiatry since the start of the nineteenth century.

Image of the week: lobotomy instruments, c. 1950
Full Bibliographic Record: Wellcome Library Catalogue L0026980
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