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Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness

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In Mind Fixers, Anne Harrington, author of The Cure Within, explores psychiatry’s repeatedly frustrated struggle to understand mental disorder in biomedical terms. She shows how the stalling of early twentieth century efforts in this direction allowed Freudians and social scientists to insist, with some justification, that they had better ways of analyzing and fixing minds ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by W. W. Norton Company
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Seth
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
The review of this book in The Atlantic was better and more to the point of how psychiatry is a cruel hoax on people who aren’t feeling well.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/...

The book mostly focuses on the history of what we don’t know of the biological basis of mental suffering. Which is nothing at all. Even psychiatry’s claims to empirical relief of suffering is hard to take on without trepidation. If empirically I feel less anxiety and better able to face the ups and downs of my daily
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Elizabeth
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (Hardcover)
by Anne Harrington

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/...
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