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Mind Fixers

Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness

by Anne Harrington

Hardcover, 366 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 |

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

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Documents the unfulfilled 1980s quest to identify the biological basis of mental illness, documenting the cultural upheavals, activism, public policy change, rivalries, and profit-mongering that shaped efforts to address mental illness with biochemical treatments.

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