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Description - Mad by the Millions: Mental Disorders in the Age of World Citizenship, Experts, and Technology by Harry Yi-Jui Wu

The World Health Organization's post-World War II work on the epidemiology and classification of mental disorders and its vision of a "world psyche."

In 1946, the World Health Organization undertook a project in social psychiatry that aimed to discover the epidemiology and classification of mental disorders. In Mad by the Millions, Harry Y-Jui Wu examines the WHO's ambitious project, arguing that it was shaped by the postwar faith in technology and expertise and the universalizing vision of a "world psyche." Wu shows that the WHO's idealized scientific internationalism laid the foundations of today's highly highly metricalized global mental health system.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262045384
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2021
Country of Publication: United States

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