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Course Description[edit | edit source]
Exploring the issues surrounding the treatment of the "mentally ill" in institutions and our wider society. Particularly the issues of forced treatment, pharmaceutical drugs, and stigmatization of the mentally ill.
Readings[edit | edit source]
Syllabus[edit | edit source]
- Language and "Mental Illness"
- History of Psychiatric Institutionalization
- Psychopharmaceutical drugs and herbal remedies
- Shamanism and Psychosis
- Social constructions of mental illness