A psychiatrist's travels through the history of mental illness - Who is 'mad'? Who is not? And who decides?
In this fascinating new exploration of mental illness, Professor Brendan Kelly examines 'madness' in history and how we have responded to it over the centuries. We travel from the psychiatric institutions of India to Victorian scientific studies of the brain.
Covering institutionalisation, lobotomy and the Nazis' 'Aktion T4', as well as Freud, psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and neuroscience, Professor Kelly examines the shift from 'psychobabble' to 'neurobabble' in recent times.