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Break On Through by Lucas Richert

Break On Through

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Break On Through by Lucas Richert
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Dec 08, 2020 | ISBN 9780262539579

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“In the 1960s and 1970s new pharmacology revolutionized psychiatry. But radical social, economic, and political formations simultaneously demanded a very different kind of mental medicine. This lively and richly interdisciplinary book charts how profound shifts within both medicine and society — and in relations between them — transformed modern American attitudes.” – Rab Houston, School of History, University of St Andrews; author of Autism in History (with Uta Frith)

Break On Through is a fascinating history of the blossoming of ‘countercultural’ approaches to mental illness and its treatment in the 1970s. By exploring the mental health ‘fringe‘ — radical psychiatry, the human potential movement, parapsychology, and psychedelic drugs — Lucas Richert offers a bold, fresh perspective on ‘mainstream’ psychiatry and psychology in the late twentieth century. Break On Through will interest not only scholars of post-1970 America but also policymakers seeking insight into today’s mental health care challenges.” – Nancy Tomes, SUNY Distinguished Professor of History, Stony Brook University

Table Of Contents

1
Changing Minds /
2
Disruption /
3
From Prevention to Activism and Radicalization /
4
Breakthrough of the Mind: New Age Therapies in the Medical Marketplace/
5
Knowledge of the Mind: DSM III, Data, and Parapsychology /
6
Mental Health and Substances /
Afterword /
Bibliography

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