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Crazy like us : the globalization of the American psyche / Ethan Watters.

Watters, Ethan. (Author).
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Location: IAHS STACKS RC455.4 .E8 W38 2011
Barcode: 30731101098105
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 1416587098
  • ISBN: 9781416587095
  • Physical Description: vii, 307 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Free Press trade paperback ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-291) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Rise of anorexia in Hong Kong -- Wave that brought PTSD to Sri Lanka -- Shifting mask of schizophrenia in Zanzibar -- Mega-marketing of depression in Japan -- Global economic crisis and the future of mental illness.
Summary, etc.:
Journalist Watters explores the American exportation of how the world goes mad, arguing that as we introduce Americanized ways of treating mental illnesses, we are in fact spreading the diseases.
Subject: Mental illness > Cross-cultural studies.
Psychology, Pathological > Cross-cultural studies.
Mental illness > United States.
Globalization > Psychological aspects.
Psychiatric epidemiology.
Mental Disorders
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
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