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Crazy like us : the globalization of the American psyche

Author: Ethan Watters
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Watters
ISBN: 9781416587088 141658708X 9781416587194 1416587195
OCLC Number: 310397910
Description: vii, 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The rise of anorexia in Hong Kong --
The wave that brought PTSD to Sri Lanka --
The shifting mask of schizophrenia in Zanzibar --
The mega-marketing of depression in Japan --
Conclusion : the global economic crisis and the future of mental illness.
Responsibility: Ethan Watters.
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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.

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