Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights by Nichola Khan

By Nichola Khan

This short publication introduces the ways that modern anthropology engages with the "psych" disciplines: psychology, psychiatry, and medication. Khan additionally widens the dialog by means of together with the views of epidemiologists, dependancy and criminal specialists, newshounds, filmmakers, activists, sufferers, and victims. New methods to psychological affliction are positioned within the context of old, political, psychoanalytic, and postcolonial frameworks, permitting readers to appreciate how health and wellbeing, disorder, normality, and abnormality are developed and produced. utilizing case experiences from various areas, Khan explores what anthropologically expert psychology, psychiatry, and drugs can let us know approximately psychological affliction throughout cultures.

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